RFR(s): 8204243: remove Thread.destroy() and Thread.stop(Throwable)

Stuart Marks stuart.marks at oracle.com
Fri Jun 1 21:16:35 UTC 2018

Hi all,

Please review this changeset to remove the Thread.destroy() and 
Thread.stop(Throwable) methods. Both of these methods have been deprecated for a 
long time, and they were deprecated for removal in Java SE 9.

Thread.destroy() was never implemented, and has always thrown NoSuchMethodError 
back to the caller. Thread.stop(Throwable) was made non-functional in JDK 8, 
throwing UnsupportedOperationException back to the caller.

Note that the no-arg Thread.stop() method remains deprecated, not for removal, 
and is unaffected by this changeset.

Note also that ThreadGroup.destroy() doesn't actually destroy any threads -- 
just thread groups -- and that it is also unaffected by this changeset.






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