Vol 71 Issue 2 2004-01-12 Article 11710 from section "Java Technology"

Documentation of Experimental Interface

Sun is releasing the Java[TM] Virtual Machine Profiling Interface
(JVMPI), a experimental interface for profiling that has yet to be
approved as a standard interface. The JVMPI Guide gives an overview of
the interface, the function call interface, event notification, JVMPI
IDs, threading and locking issues, data communication between the
profiler agent and front-end, interface functions, events, dump formats,
data types, the HPROF profiler agent and code examples. (The terms "Java
Virtual Machine" or "JVM" mean a virtual machine for the Java[TM]

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