RFR: 8223260: NamingManager should cache InitialContextFactory

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Thu Feb 6 17:49:17 UTC 2020

On 06/02/2020 15:32, Seán Coffey wrote:
> InitialContextFactory itself is an extremely simple interface with one 
> method. I've browsed some code bases and could only find a small 
> number of such Factories implementations with simple logic to return a 
> Context. Applications will most likely delegate to the same Factory 
> over and over also (albeit, it's all controlled by HashTable 
> parameters). The new caching logic should help memory pressure here 
> and not hinder it. I'm not seeing a major concern with current 
> solution as a result.
Okay, although I could imagine a non-JDK InitialContextFactory 
implementation keeping a graph of objects alive. I saw your mail about 
separating the clarification in the APIs docs so does it mean the 
proposal on the table is the last webrev or is there a new version?


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