ReferenceQueue.remove to allow GC of the queue itself

Brian Goetz brian.goetz at
Fri Jul 25 16:45:02 UTC 2014

So, let’s start with the problem, rather than the solution.  Could you start with writing up what issue you’re trying to address, and then we can proceed to evaluating whether the proposed solution is the right one?  

On Jul 24, 2014, at 7:29 AM, Jaroslav Tulach <jaroslav.tulach at> wrote:

> Hi.
> I'd like to add one new method into java.lang.ref.ReferenceQueue. Can anyone 
> help me go through the review process? I've reported 
> but that probably is not enough, right? 
> Thanks in advance for your help.
> -jt

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