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Given a single computer running two JVM instances which have been started with identical configurations and command line properties, is there any attribute or environment property which uniquely identifies a given JVM instance?
I thought maybe looping through System.getenv(), but I do not see anything there which identifies the JVM instance.
I found this from awhile back but was wondering if maybe things have changed:
There is one unique identifier - the process ID. You can't get this without JNI though, and unique only means unique at that moment. Nothing prevents the system from reusing your JVM process ID for another process after the JVM has shutdown.