java.lang.Thread.contextClassLoader : what if it were a weak reference ?
sylvain.laurent at m4x.org
Sun Mar 22 22:23:32 UTC 2009
I'm tracking classloader leaks more or less as a hobby and found out
that one of the (many) source of leaks come from threads that still
have a reference to a classloader through their contextClassLoader
So, I'm wondering : what if instead of "private ClassLoader
contextClassLoader;" we had "private WeakReference<ClassLoader>
contextClassLoaderRef" and the method getContextClassLoader would more
or less returned contextClassLoaderRef.get() ?
Would it break many things ? is it incompatible with the specs ?
I'm very interested to read your opinion on this...
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