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RE: [vox-tech] Java Threads: Abort not found...
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RE: [vox-tech] Java Threads: Abort not found...

>   I'm irritated about Java preventing one thread of forcefully stopping
> another thread... If you start a child thread that makes a blocking call
> into something, there doesn't appear to be a way for the parent thread
> to decide the child has taken too long and forcefully abort the child
> thread, or even get it to return from that blocked call.

This sounds like the fundamentals of RT-Linux, which has inherent thread
priority functionality built in, as well as thread periodicity.

>   In all Java code I've seen that handles this situation the parent
> just ignores the stuck child and continues along while the child is
> left in limbo land if it ever returns the result will be ignored...
> eventually the Java process exhausts resources on all the stuck
> children threads.
>   If anyone knows of a way for one Java thread to forcefully stop another
> from stopping, let me know...
>     TTFN,
>       Mike
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