Build hsdis for JDK 1.8 on Ubuntu

I wanted to build hsdis for my Ubuntu system. Virtually all of the instructions out there are slightly wrong. As per the comment on this gist a recent change (bbd1da3f538f) to the HotSpot source to be compatible with binutils 2.29 broke all the prior instructions. So literally.. my contribution here is to publicly point this out and … Read more

Detecting, locating and fixing referenced based heap memory leaks (Java)

A common problem we all have to deal with is fixing memory leaks. In garbage collecting languages like Java we typically expect not to ever need to worry about memory management. However the limitations of how a garbage collector works means that we can still create leaks. Which defeats the advantage of a garbage collector. … Read more