Java postmortem diagnostics, Part 1, Introduction to JSR 326 and Apache Kato

Learn how the Apache Kato project can help you analyse the causes of JVM failure

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Adam Pilkington

Date archived: December 19, 2016 | First published: May 05, 2009

The artifacts produced when your Java™ application fails can help you analyse the root causes of the failure. A standard API to facilitate postmortem analysis is being developed by the Java Community process, and the Apache Kato project is under way to produce a reference implementation and tools for this API. This article, the first in a two-part series, introduces the Post mortem JVM Diagnostics API (JSR 326) and summarises the ways Kato will help you make good use of it. Part 2 will explore postmortem-diagnosis scenarios in greater depth.

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