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Doubts in threads !

Manoj Chandran
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 26, 2001
Posts: 25
Hello,
look at this code:
class A{
public static void main(String s[]){
System.out.println("Hello");
}
}
My question is how many threads run concurrently(including JVM and gc)while executing the above code?
Plz give an elaborate reply..
Thanking in advance..,
Manoj

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Manoj Chandran
Anshuman Acharya
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Joined: Jan 19, 2001
Posts: 144
in this program the only non-daemon thread is the main thread.
there may be n numbers of daemon threads, of which gc is one example. the jvm exists only when all the non-daemon threads are dead. as for daemon threads, they are system threads and don't belong to a process as such.
Manoj Chandran
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 26, 2001
Posts: 25
Hi Anshuman,
Can u plz differentiate between daemon n non daemon threads?
Manoj
Anshuman Acharya
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Joined: Jan 19, 2001
Posts: 144
I am giving a reference Baldwin's Java Tutorial
Daemon Threads
According to Java Primer Plus, if you set a thread as a daemon thread using setDaemon() method, you are
specifying that the thread belongs to the system and not to the process that spawned it.Daemon threads
are useful if you want a thread to run in the background for extended periods of time.
According to Deitel and Deitel, Java, How to Program, "A daemon thread is a thread that runs for the
benefit of other threads."
Daemon threads run in the background and do not prevent a program from terminating. For example, the
garbage collector is a daemon thread.
A program can include a mixture of daemon and non-daemon threads. The Java virtual machine will exit
when only daemon threads remain in a program.

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