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Changes the unit of the return value of the OperatingSystemMXBean.getProcessCpuTime() method.

Setting Effect Default
true Enable
false Disable yes


The Oracle package includes MBean categories such as Memory, OperatingSystem, and GarbageCollector. The Eclipse OpenJ9™ VM provides additional MXBeans to extend the monitoring and management capabilities. For example, the OperatingSystemMXBean, which monitors operating system settings such as physical and virtual memory size, processor capacity, and processor utilization.

The OperatingSystemMXBean.getProcessCpuTime() method returns a value in nanoseconds (10-9 s), for compatibility with the and UnixOperatingSystemMXBean interfaces.

In earlier VM releases, the return value was in hundreds of nanoseconds. If you want to revert to this behavior, set the property to true.

The default value for this property is false.

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