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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8295857

Clarify that cleanup code can be skipped when the JVM terminates (e.g. when calling halt())

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    • Bug
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • P4
    • 20
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    • core-libs
    • b19
    • 20
    • b28

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        JDK-8290036 documented the shutdown sequence, noting that calling Runtime.halt() skips the shutdown sequence and immediately terminates the VM. Thus, "threads' current methods do not complete normally or abruptly; no finally clause of any method is executed".

        One ramification of this is that resources within try-with-resource blocks will not be released. Some developers may realize this implication of calling halt(), but it would be better to state it explicitly.

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                bchristi Brent Christian
                bchristi Brent Christian
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