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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [drlvm][shutdown] How to cleanup resources safely?
Date Tue, 21 Nov 2006 12:18:31 GMT


Evgueni Brevnov wrote:
> On 11/21/06, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Evgueni Brevnov wrote:
>> >
>> > As it was discussed earlier (and I think agreed) the System.exit()
>> > should terminate entire process the VM is running in right after it
>> > executed shutdown hooks and finalizes.
>>
>> I don't think so.  How could you embed the VM in another program?
> 
>  My initial understanding was that System.exit() shouldn't terminate
> the process. But the experiments proved the opposite. AFAIU if you
> want to embed the application then it should not call System.exit().
>  I don't see any problems to extend the proposal to the case of
> System.exit() so that the process will not be stopped. But, do we want
> such incompatibility with RI?

Because the RI is doing something really stupid?

It's supposed to just terminate the VM, right?

IBM-ers... what does J9 do, and why?

geir

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