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RE: gnu/testlet/java/nio/channels/FileChannel/manyopen.java broken
- From: "Jeroen Frijters" <jeroen at sumatra dot nl>
- To: "Stephen Crawley" <crawley at dstc dot edu dot au>,"Mark Wielaard" <mark at klomp dot org>
- Cc: "Noa Resare" <noa at resare dot com>,"Mauve Discuss" <mauve-discuss at sources dot redhat dot com>,<crawley at piglet dot dstc dot edu dot au>,<crawley at piglet dot dstc dot edu dot au>
- Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2004 08:39:43 +0200
- Subject: RE: gnu/testlet/java/nio/channels/FileChannel/manyopen.java broken
Stephen Crawley wrote:
> Java programs that rely on the GC to find / close file handles are
> non-portable and (IMO) broken. A portable program cannot depend on
> the GC running soon enough to get around a problem with running
> out of file descriptors.
While I agree with your general point (and that this test shouldn't be
in Mauve), I would like to add a small footnote:
The nio memory mapped file API *requires* you to rely on the GC to close
Personally, I happen to think that the API is broken because of this,
but as of 1.4 (haven't looked at 1.5 yet) this is the sad reality.