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From "Knut Anders Hatlen (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (DERBY-1439) Investigate removing the antiGC thread in embedded Derby
Date Thu, 21 Oct 2010 12:36:17 GMT

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Knut Anders Hatlen updated DERBY-1439:

    Issue & fix info: [Patch Available]
            Assignee: Knut Anders Hatlen

> Investigate removing the antiGC thread in embedded Derby
> --------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: DERBY-1439
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-1439
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Services
>            Reporter: Daniel John Debrunner
>            Assignee: Knut Anders Hatlen
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: d1439.diff, patch1.diff
> The antiGC thread was originally created to avoid the DriverManager class being garbage
collected when no refrences existed to it and it had loaded the embedded JDBC driver (and
hence shutting down the engine). This was an issue with JDK 1.1. Since Derby does not support
jdk1.1 and garbage collection of classes is clearly defined, it is possible the thread serves
no useful purpose.

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