Byte code instrumentation

  • US 6,314,558 B1
  • Filed: 02/16/1999
  • Issued: 11/06/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/27/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of instrumenting an initial byte code computer program, comprising:

  • (a) examining the initial byte code to determine an identifier associated with at least one block of code included in the initial byte code;

    (b) selecting portions of the initial byte code for instrumentation; and

    (c) instrumenting, while loading the initial byte code, the portions by supplementing the initial byte code with additional byte code for instrumentation that facilitates runtime data gathering to monitor execution of the computer program, wherein a portion of the additional byte code uses the identifier to instrument portions of the initial byte code associated with said at least one block of code.

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