It's sait that the Java Virtual Machine exits when the only threads running are all daemon threads. If the JVM exits, who is reponsible to interpret the bytecode of the daemon thread, how can these deamon thread continues running?
Joined: May 10, 2001
Originally posted by david hu: If the JVM exits ... how can these deamon thread continues running?
They dont. Once the JVM exits all of the daemon threads are killed and stop running.
Joined: Dec 01, 2001
BTW What is a Daemon thread? Is it some kind of System Thread used by the JVM only?
Joined: Jul 03, 2001
The previous posts have given the definition of a daemon thread. They are used to perfomance maintining task that are not the main objective of a program, but are needed for its success.
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Joined: Dec 18, 2001
Hi, User also can create daemon thread, before starting the Thread we need to call setdaemon method with true value. If parent thread exits, deamon child threads also exit automatically. this is how we create deamon thread.
PrimeRun p = new PrimeRun(143); Thread t = new Thread(p); t.setDeamon( true ); t.start(); -SR