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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [drlvm][finalizer] When the java app exits, all unfinished and unstarted finalizers are dumped
Date Thu, 28 Dec 2006 13:16:07 GMT

On Dec 28, 2006, at 1:56 AM, Weldon Washburn wrote:

> 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".

Or "really bad feature that people shouldn't use"

geir

>
> -- 
> Weldon Washburn
> Intel Enterprise Solutions Software Division


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