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byte array and garbage collection
Joined: Nov 05, 2000
Jan 07, 2008 23:35:00
My program spawns many threads. Each thread will allocate a byte array of size 100,000. Do I need to null the array within each worker thread as they are about to die ?
Jesper de Jong
Joined: Aug 16, 2005
Jan 08, 2008 01:05:00
An object becomes eligible for garbage collection when there is no live thread that holds a reference to the object.
Setting variables to null in a thread that's going to stop immediately after that doesn't help anything for garbage collection.
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