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From "Niclas Hedhman (JIRA)" <...@avalon.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Resolved: (RUNTIME-33) Document the collection policy for transient components.
Date Sat, 13 Nov 2004 02:14:29 GMT
     [ http://nagoya.apache.org/jira/browse/RUNTIME-33?page=history ]
     
Niclas Hedhman resolved RUNTIME-33:
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    Resolution: Won't Fix

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> Document the collection policy for transient components.
> --------------------------------------------------------
>
>          Key: RUNTIME-33
>          URL: http://nagoya.apache.org/jira/browse/RUNTIME-33
>      Project: Merlin Runtime
>         Type: Improvement
>   Components: COMPOSITION
>     Reporter: Stephen McConnell
>     Assignee: Stephen McConnell
>     Priority: Minor
>      Fix For: 3.4.0

>
> > "Stephen McConnell" <mcconnell@apache.org> schrieb im Newsbeitrag news:40C9B006.10805@apache.org...
> > 
> >>Eike Stepper wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>>i solved it:
> >>>
> >>>i did the registration of the component from within the
> >>>component code so that the registry had a handle to the component.
> >>>now i do the registration from outside and a handle to the proxy
> >>>is stored in the map and abracadabra: the proxy is no longer
> >>>garbage collected ;-)))
> >>
> >>Was about to suggest this - basically the container cannot hold a hard
> >>reference to a transient component because this would result in a direct
> >>memory leak.  Transients are a special case that default to a non-hard
> >>collection policy.  As you discovered - if you maintain a reference to
> >>the component then the component will not be garbage collected.
> > 
> > 
> > such kind of special treatment should really be mentioned in the docs ;-)
> > and your last sentence is misleading: obviously holding a handle to the
> > component does not prevent the proxy from being finalized. in my opinion
> > it's most important to state that the proxy must be strongly reachable!

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