RFR 8192939: Remove Finalize methods from FileInputStream and FileOutputStream

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Thu Oct 11 17:15:23 UTC 2018

On 11/10/2018 17:58, Roger Riggs wrote:
> The finalizer methods of FileInputStream and FileOutputStream were 
> deprecated for removal
> in JDK 9 and its time to remove them and the alternate mechanism to 
> call close
> when the streams are found to be unreachable.  The Cleaner has been 
> used since JDK 9 to
> close file descriptors that become unreferenced.
> Webrev:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~rriggs/webrev-io-finalize-8192939/index.html
> CSR:
>   https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8212050
This looks okay and CSR captures the subtle behavioral issue and the 
source compatible issue with this removal.


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