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From "Weldon Washburn" <weldon...@gmail.com>
Subject [drlvm][finalizer] When the java app exits, all unfinished and unstarted finalizers are dumped
Date Thu, 28 Dec 2006 06:56:17 GMT
I noticed this when running various hacked up versions of Finx.java on Sun
JVM.  If for whatever reason a finalizer hangs or goes into an infinite
loop, the remaining unexecuted finalizers might never get a chance to run.
The Java application must be developed with this possibility in mind.

There is really nothing "final" about finalizers.  A better term would be
"dead object hint".

Weldon Washburn
Intel Enterprise Solutions Software Division

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