JDK-4228507 : JVMTI Spec: Add local variable and array element watchpoints
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: hotspot
  • Sub-Component: jvmti
  • Affected Version: 5.0,9
  • Priority: P4
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Won't Fix
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 1999-04-10
  • Updated: 2016-11-03
  • Resolved: 2016-11-03
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Would it at all be possiable to include events for local variable change/access 
within a method.  It would be invaluable when tracing a program to
know when local variables change and not just the class attributes.

Same for array elements

This is not on our list of current priorities, if this changes please re-open this issue.