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manoj Mahadik
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What is demon thread in java multithreading?
Ajith Kallambella
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This is a good question for the Threads and Synchronization forum and I am moving it there!


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ali farid
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A daemon thread is a low priority thread that runs in the background. e.g garbage collector
If you make a thread a daemon thread calling setDaemon(true);
When all the non daemon threads complete, the program terminates.
If a thread is a daemon, then any threads it creates will automatically be daemons.
 
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