Markus Grönlund, Consulting Member of Technical Staff
A safepoint is a global JVM state where the Java world is stopped. It is therefore safe, as in exclusive access, to inspect and process by the JVM. This concept is central to many runtimes providing some form of Automatic Memory Management. Learn how safepoints are implemented in the HotSpot Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and get introduced to to some related JVM concepts and structures.