Iterating to a safe point

Kevin Tew tewk at
Thu Jan 15 04:56:04 UTC 2009

I remember reading in a paper that said that the Java VM used safe 
points so that when a stop the world condition needed to occur, all 
threads could be stepped forward to a safe point within a fixed amount 
of instructions.

Is that the case still?

Any pointer where I could look in the openjdk code base to find out more?

Kevin Tew

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