[concurrency-interest] ScheduledThreadPoolExecutor thread timeout

David Holmes davidcholmes at aapt.net.au
Sat Feb 1 02:06:18 EST 2014

Zhong Yu writes:
> In this simple example, the JVM never exits:
>     public static void main(String[] args)
>     {
>         ScheduledThreadPoolExecutor exec =
>             new ScheduledThreadPoolExecutor(1);
>         exec.schedule( ()-> System.out.println("done"),
>             1, TimeUnit.SECONDS );
>     }
> because the core thread cannot timeout.
> This creates a problem in a hot-reload environment, where each new app
> instance creates a new scheduler thread that never terminates. Is
> there a workaround to the effect that the thread can timeout? Thanks.

There's no way to have the thread timeout and still have a functioning
executor when there is a task waiting to be scheduled. If you don't care
about it functioning correctly then call allowCoreThreadTimeOut(true) and
set your desired timeout.


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