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  2. JDK-4513817

File.deleteOnExit consumes memory

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      Name: gm110360 Date: 10/11/2001


      I'm using the imageio.jar form 1.4beta, but with:
      Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.3.1-b24)
      Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.3.1-b24, mixed mode)


      Every time I use "ImageIO.write(img, "png", outStream)" a temporary file is
      created, and the "deleteOnExit()" function is called on that temporary file.
      Every "deleteOnExit()" allocates a "struct dlEntry" in the shared "io_util.c"
      native source file. This "struct dlEntry" is about 1K in size, and will never be
      freed until the system exits, so every time I do an ImageIO.write() I take up
      another 1K of memory! This is in a JSP engine that is creating dynamic images,
      so I want it to be able to run a long time, but at 1 image/minute it will
      consume 1.5MB per day that the JSP engine is up. This is absurd. It seems that
      no package should use "deleteOnExit()" dynamically - it guarantees a memory
      leak. In a long-running system like a JSP engine, this is completely unacceptable.

      It would be better if the temporary file were deleted when the image data was
      garbage collected, or some such, so there was no need to allocate a struct
      dlEntry in the native code.
      (Review ID: 133570)
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      Its possible to solve the ImageIo problem if there is a version of
      deleteOnExit that returns a unique identifier. Clients such as ImageIO
      who remove the file before exit can then call an API to remove the
      file referenced by that unique identifier from the internal list of
      files to delete on exit.

      long deleteOnExit2()
      public static void removeFromDeleteList(long)

      ###@###.### 2003-04-02
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              Assignee:
              chegar Chris Hegarty
              Reporter:
              gmanwanisunw Girish Manwani (Inactive)
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