JEP 132: More-prompt finalization

Dmitry Samersoff Dmitry.Samersoff at
Sat Dec 24 04:33:25 PST 2011


One of problem with finalization nowdays is that with 1 Tb heap GC (and
thus finalization) never happens.

Do you plan to address this problem?


On 2011-12-23 20:13, Jon Masamitsu wrote:
> David,
> From the VM side there are two issues that I think we should understand
> better before we work on an API.  Those are described in the JEP as
> 1) more aggressive management of the of finalization queue and 2) multiple
> finalizer threads.  We should see how much of the problem can be
> alleviated by either or both or by other VM side changes that occur to us
> during the work and then think about what is left and what information
> we want from the user to address what's left.   As Mark has said, I
> think there will be a library side JEP at some point for those discussions.
> Jon
> On 12/22/2011 6:15 PM, David Holmes wrote:
>> On 23/12/2011 9:05 AM, mark.reinhold at wrote:
>>> Posted:
>> hotspot-dev seems the wrong mailing list to discuss this. It is
>> primarily a Java level API. I would suggest using core-libs-dev.
>> David

Dmitry Samersoff
Java Hotspot development team, SPB04
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