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threads + gc

Damien Howard
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Ok I doubt this will come up on the exam and perhaps this can only be answered by the people who created the sun jvm for linux, but I read in sun's core java book that there are no thread priorities for the sun linux jvm. Wouldn't this cause the gc to be on equal footing with any other thread thus possibly taking up a lot of processing time during inconvenient moments?
Corey McGlone
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This certainly won't be on the exam, so I'm moving this to Java in General (Intermediate).

SCJP Tipline, etc.
Marlene Miller
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Damien, you might want to post your question in the Performance forum. Some people there are good at gc questions.
Damien Howard
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Will do Marlene, thanks.
Jim Yingst

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I'm closing this thread in favor of the duplicate here.

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