memory leaks and java ...

Danny Smith danny_r_smith_2001@yahoo.co.nz
Sun Mar 23 03:41:00 GMT 2003


From: "Erik Poupaert" <erik dot poupaert at chello dot be> 
To: "GCJ Java" <java at gcc dot gnu dot org> 
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2003 23:33:24 +0100 
Subject: memory leaks and java ... 

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> I may also have fallen victim to the myth that automatic garbage collection
> prevents memory leaks ... If you google on the subject, the problem seems to
> be widespread. Are there any particular methods or settings in libgcj that
> can be of use to prevent a server application from consuming all memory?
> I've already added System.gc() here and there, but I doubt it is such an
> effective strategy. By the way, the minGW thread creation seems to leak 4
> bytes per thread created. Does anybody know anything about this?


Look at the comments in gcc/gthr-win32.h.

Then at __mingwthr_key_dtor() in java/win32.cc.

I could never figure out the reason for this "fake-out"

Danny



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