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From Ronald Albury <>
Subject Servlet input/output streams
Date Wed, 22 Jun 2011 15:23:15 GMT
My understanding is that I should *not* close the servlet input/output
streams (if you don't open them - you shouldn't close them)

But what if I have wrapped those streams inside other streams that I want to
close?  Let's say I have several layers of object streams, cipher streams,
compression streams, etc.  Will it be ok to call close on the outer-most
stream, or do I need to rely on the 'flush' and 'finish' methods on these
wrapping streams.

What about the potential for memory leaks - or is that mostly just an issue
on the inner-most stream that actually does the physical I/O?

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