Code Review 6562203: Thread doesn't terminate immediately if it was stopped before start

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Mon Feb 14 17:48:17 UTC 2011

Chris Hegarty wrote:
> David,
> Since your changes for CR 6566340 "Restore use of stillborn flag to 
> signify a thread that was stopped before it started", are now promoted 
> in hs21.0-b01, I would like to proceed with this clean up in the 
> libraries. Basically reverse out the changes that were made by CR 
> 4519200, in JDK6. Stop before start will now be correctly handled 
> solely by the VM.
> Also, some minor changes to an existing StopBeforeStart regression test.
> Thanks,
> -Chris.
Not your doing, but it looks like stop(null) could resume a suspended 
thread before throwing NPE. Do I read this correctly? Just wondering if 
that should be ex-examined while you are in the stop method.


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