RFR (S): CR 8005926: (thread) Merge ThreadLocalRandom state into java.lang.Thread

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Tue Jan 15 13:37:19 UTC 2013

On 15/01/2013 13:25, Doug Lea wrote:
> :
> And so, anything sensible that we do here will have the
> (too nice?) effect of "fixing" the errors of anyone
> crazy enough to do this -- rather than deserializing into
> a non-thread-local ThreadLocalRandom, it will attach to
> the common one.
> Given all this, I think Heinz's suggestion below looks suitable.
> Chris, do you agree about the serialization incantations?
Heinz's proposal is fine but I think you also have the option of just 
dropping the pad fields from the serialization form (meaning no need for 
serialPersistentFields or writeObject). Technically it would be "API 
change" but one that shouldn't have any impact as the fields were never 
used and hence deserializing to their default value is okay.


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