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From Daniel Kulp <>
Subject Re: Why isn't BusFactory.defaultBus a leakage opportunity?
Date Mon, 22 Nov 2010 16:34:43 GMT
On Saturday 20 November 2010 4:18:29 pm Benson Margulies wrote:
> It's not weak. Nothing ever sets it to null. I propose to declare it
> as a WeakReference.

There are SOME usage patterns that this change would make much slower.   I'm 
thinking of the case where you use the pure JAX-WS API's and just  create 
clients as needed, make a call, discard the client.    In that case, the Bus 
would then be dereferenced and GC'd.   That would cause everything that it 
caches (like the WSDL's) to also be GC'd.  Thus, the next client to be created 
needs to re-create it all.     Obviously the workaround is to have them hold 
the bus strongly someplace (or re-use the proxies), but it is a behavior 

I think I'd suggest two things:

1) This should only be done on trunk (and migration note it for 2.4)
2) Change to a SoftReference, not a WeakReference.   Should mitigate the issue 
a bit.


Daniel Kulp

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