For most of 1.4.2's life, the command-line option CompilerThreadStackSize was not recognised on the Windows platform.
In 1.4.2_18 CompilerThreadStackSize is recognised on Windows.
Some advice exists to use -Xss as an alternative way of getting larger stack for the hotspot CompilerThread.
This no longer works, as was the intention.
The enhancement request here is to recognise the -Xss (ThreadStackSize) setting for the CompilerThread, IF CompilerThreadStackSize is not being specified.
If implemented, this will mean there is only a small window of update release history in which -Xss does not set the CompilerThread. stack.