RFR: 8242621: TabPane: Memory leak when switching skin

Jeanette Winzenburg fastegal at openjdk.java.net
Mon Dec 14 14:05:55 UTC 2020

On Tue, 13 Oct 2020 15:03:26 GMT, Jeanette Winzenburg <fastegal at openjdk.org> wrote:

>> `TabPaneSkin` installs some listeners that are not removed when `TabPaneSkin` is changed.
>> The fix converts listeners to WeakListeners and also removes them on dispose.
>> There is a NPE check change needed in `isHosrizontal()`. Without this check it causes NPE if pulse is in progress while TabPaneSkin is getting disposed.
>> `SkinMemoryLeakTest` already had a test which only needed to be enabled. 
>> Test fails before and passes after this change.
> no review yet, just a couple of quick comments from my experience on recent cleanup of skins:
> - if NPE checks seem to be necessary, they always indicate an illegal state: whatever a method is doing, it must not access the skin after dispose. Usually it's the caller of the method that's misbehaving, it simply must not happen. It's worth digging why _exactly_ that's happening and if/how it can be solved without guarding against the null
> - while the overall memory test is already done, we still must test every single skin against side-effects (f.i. of listeners not doing any "late" update due to not being yet removed - the NPE above could well be such a case). Have a look at SkinCleanupTest for examples 
> - when changing listener wiring, it's often a good idea to test that they are still doing there job (if not yet covered in the available tests)
> yeah, you don't get away with not writing tests *good-humored-grinning

quick question: is this still in the lane for fx16?


PR: https://git.openjdk.java.net/jfx/pull/318

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