[concurrency-interest] Does "Thread.stop" do what is says it does?
jbloch at gmail.com
Fri Aug 5 12:37:58 EDT 2005
On 8/5/05, Ian Griffiths <ian.griffiths at yellow-b.com> wrote:
> It seems to me that this discussion still leaves unanswered the central
> - How can we stop a thread that has got out of control (infinite looping
> or other anti-social behavior)?
If you need absolute safety, kill the process (VM). Nothing else is
guaranteed to work. Merely using separate classloaders is not
sufficient. It lowers the odds of a catastrophic failure, but does
not prevent one. If you're willing to take chances, call Thread.stop
and hope for the best. In the absence of isolates, I really don't
think there's a lot more to say about the topic.
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