Time to retire System.runFinalizersOnExit?
fweimer at redhat.com
Fri Jan 30 11:04:49 UTC 2015
On 01/27/2015 05:37 AM, Mandy Chung wrote:
> System.runFinalizationOnExit has been deprecated since 1998 (JDK 1.2)
> and this method is inherently unsafe. I am thinking to propose this method
> in JDK 9 to throw UnsupportedOperationException.
> I believe it's rare for existing applications using
> My analysis on Maven Central ~315K artifacts that show about ~15 unique
> artifacts calling System.runFinalizationOnExit while they all come from
> only 5 classes.
Does this include test suites?
I see a few callers in Fedora in test suites, but only hsqldb as an
actual user in the installed JAR files.
Florian Weimer / Red Hat Product Security
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