Memory Safety for Safety Critical Java

  • Daniel Tang
  • Ales Plsek
  • Jan Vitek


Memory is a key resource in computer systems. Safety-critical systems often must operate for long periods of time with limited available memory. Programmers must therefore take great care to use memory sparingly and avoid programming errors. This chapter introduces the memory management API of the Safety Critical Java specification and presents a static technique for ensuring memory safety.


Virtual Machine Garbage Collection Memory Management Annotation System Event Handler 
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The author thanks the JSR-302 expert group (Doug Locke, B. Scott Andersen, Ben Brosgol, Mike Fulton, Thomas Henties, James Hunt, Johan Nielsen, Kelvin Nilsen, Martin Schoeberl, Joyce Tokar, Andy Wellings) for their work on the SCJ specification and their input and comments on the memory safety annotations presented in this chapter.

This work was partially supported by NSF grants CNS-0938256, CCF-0938255, CCF-0916310 and CCF-0916350.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Purdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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