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From "Evgueni Brevnov" <evgueni.brev...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [drlvm][shutdown] How to cleanup resources safely?
Date Tue, 21 Nov 2006 12:17:33 GMT
On 11/21/06, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 was surprised to see the results of you experiment too -- I'd have
> failed that Java pop-quiz question!
>
> > 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?
>
> No, we can't change that -- if people expect the program to exit() it we
> will see hangs everywhere.  As somebody (I forget) wrote at the time, it
> becomes the responsibility of the app to set the security policy to
> disallow exit() if they expect the Process to live on.

It was Gregory Shimansky :-)

>
> Regards,
> Tim
>
> --
>
> Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
> IBM Java technology centre, UK.
>

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