PhantomReference: why not cleared by GC when enqueued?

Dmytro Sheyko dmytro_sheyko at hotmail.com
Thu May 30 11:29:23 UTC 2013


Thanks.
I hardly believe it's due to software patents. :)

> Date: Thu, 30 May 2013 03:22:28 +0200
> Subject: Re: PhantomReference: why not cleared by GC when enqueued?
> From: linuxhippy at gmail.com
> To: dmytro_sheyko at hotmail.com; hotspot-gc-dev at openjdk.java.net
> 
> Hi,
> 
> > Why phantom references are not automatically cleared by the garbage collector as they are enqueued?
> 
> I've heard several times that actually a software patent is the reason
> for this quite strange bahviour:
> https://forums.oracle.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=1158696&tstart=60
> 
> However, no idea whether its just rumor or true ;)
> 
> Regards, Clemens
 		 	   		  
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