[concurrency-interest] Termination of daemon threads

Dhanji R. Prasanna dhanji at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 09:31:42 EDT 2008


On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 3:13 PM, Peter Kovacs <peter.kovacs.1.0rc at gmail.com>
wrote:

> David,
>
> I wonder what "critical" may mean here. The process is going to be
> terminated: resources are freed, memory recovered, locks released...
> Nature is at work here making room for a new life... What is critical
> for me (e.g. a big salary raise, dating with the handsome assistant
> from the 99th floor) will not be critical after my death. In other
> words: what can be critical as I am just dying.
>
> OK, I try to put my egotism aside: may "critical" mean "something"
> which other processes rely on?


How about closing a file stream? Which would result in corrupt data if the
daemon thread dies?

Dhanji.
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