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As described in the Oracle "Non-Standard Options" documentation, this VM option runs an application in interpreted-only mode. For compatibility, this option is also supported by the Eclipse OpenJ9™ VM.




If you use this option, the OpenJ9 VM uses only the interpreter, disabling the OpenJ9 just-in-time (JIT) and ahead-of-time (AOT) compilers. By default, both these compilers are enabled, although the AOT compiler is not used by the VM unless shared classes are also enabled.