RFR: 8188066: (ref) Examine the reachability of JNI WeakGlobalRef and interaction with phantom refs

Mandy Chung mandy.chung at oracle.com
Wed Mar 13 21:00:06 UTC 2019

On 3/13/19 1:29 PM, Kim Barrett wrote:
>> On Mar 13, 2019, at 4:07 PM, Kim Barrett <kim.barrett at oracle.com> wrote:
>> Please review this change to the JNI specification.  The specified
>> behavior of Weak Global References, and in particular their
>> relationship to Java PhantomReference, is being updated to account
>> for a change to PhantomReference by JDK-8071507.
>> CR:
>> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8188066
>> CSR:
>> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8220617

Reviewed.  Please either attach the spec diff or inline the spec
in the CSR for archiving purpose.

This spec update aligning the weak global refs with phantom reference
is great and thanks for rewriting spec. Reads well.


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