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Not EGC..... why?

 
Vicken Karaoghlanian
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why gd is NOT eligible for GC?
 
Jose Botella
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There are at least two reasons the make the thread not eligible for gc :
a) it is running
b) the thread object is referred from the ThreadGroup main
This code shows that even if a thread has finished a reference to it is still in the related thread group.

And this one shows that even nullifying the thread group, gd is not eligible for garbage collection. Presumably because is still referenced from somewhere else.

[ October 10, 2003: Message edited by: Jose Botella ]
 
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