Javares mailing list
Javares is a mailing list for discussion of resource accounting and
limitations for the Java language and virtual machine. Typical
resources include CPU time, memory, threads, sockets, and file
Resource control issues arise in many contexts in Java, including:
- Dealing with dynamically loaded code
- The Java security model ensures the security of information,
but it does not address the robust execution of untrusted code. It
is quite possible for untrusted code to mount a denial-of-service
attack, where it uses so much of a given resource that the VM in
which it is executing is rendered unusable.
- Maintaining quality of service
- To avoid precipitous drops in stability, a server program
may wish to limit its number of active service threads.
- Algorithmic control
- A problem-solving component may wish to bound the amount of
time spent searching for solutions. Similarly, a program may wish
to change modes when memory is nearly exhausted.
- Real-time control
- Most real-time programs run on small JVMs that are
almost always nearly saturated with respect to resources.
Fine-grained resource control is often needed
to reliably carry out intended functionality.
This list was formed to discuss these kinds of issues, and work
together toward solutions. It is a public discussion forum that is
open to all interested parties.
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