Re: JavaMemoryModel: Proposals on wait and interrupts

From: Miles Sabin (
Date: Tue May 27 2003 - 14:22:04 EDT

David Holmes wrote,
> Miles Sabin wrote:
> > The conclusion I came to later was that interruption was
> > inadequate for reliable handling of cancellation because a
> > thread's interrupt status can be modified unpredictably, eg. _any_
> > holder of a reference to the thread running the cancellable activity
> > can set or clear the thread's interrupt status
> Nitpick. That's not quite true. Anyone with a reference and the right
> permission can set the interrupt state, but only the thread can clear
> its own interrupt state. This latter fact is important for adding
> sanity to the interruption process otherwise it would be completely
> unworkable.

True, but I was thinking specifically of cases where code from two or
more independently developed modules share a single thread ... not
particularly uncommon in my experience.


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