JSR-326 - Post mortem JVM Diagnotic API is a new proposal for a standard Java API designed to support the generation and consumption of post mortem or snapshot Java diagnostic artifacts. This post by Alex Miller takes a look at this JSR and the deeper needs it addresses. Read Alex's post on JSR 326 - Post mortem JVM Diagnostics API: http://tech.puredanger.com/2008/07/27/jsr-326-post-mortem-jvm-diagnostics-api/