David - does this issue occur with the Java on the application server or the web server side? And where do you look to find whether the -XX:+OptimizeStringConcat or -XX:+AggressiveOpts is set for Java 6?
Since Update 2 is now available (in fact, Oracle is up to Update 17), I don't expect that you need to worry about this issue anymore unless you're for some reason on an original non-updated version of Java.
David J. Easter
Product Line Manager, AR System
BSM & Atrium Solutions Mgmt
BMC Software, Inc.