Review request for 6829503

David Holmes - Sun Microsystems David.Holmes at Sun.COM
Sun Apr 19 22:50:20 UTC 2009

Hi Alan,

Alan Bateman said the following on 04/20/09 00:00:
> As it happens, there was a bug in that code (6526376) that caused 
> NPE to be thrown so jdk7 b10 is the first build where 
> IllegalStateException is possible.

Ah I see. Seems to me that 6526376 took the easy fix and ignored the 
underlying issue of whether this should be an exceptional circumstance 
or not. :(

> I don't think we want to force Mandy into fixing issues that aren't of 
> her doing so submitting a bug and letting her move on is probably the 
> best thing to do.


I think there's probably a way to keep the list in java code (for 
resource management) and also add the fd to list used by the VM. Adding 
a new "VM shutdown hook" to be executed by the VMThread at the 
termination safepoint would probably be the best place to deal with this.


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