[Mono-dev] Garbage collection for threads

Debajyoti Bera dbera.web at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 00:35:34 EST 2008

	I have two simple questions on how mono threads behave:

1)	If an application is blocked on a IO read, will the GC thread still run and 
collect freed objects ? I thought the GC thread always runs, no matter what, 
but it does not look like it. What is the intended behaviour ? I hope the 
answer works for threads too i.e. if some thread is blocked, will the GC 
clean away objects freed previously in that thread ?

2) After a thread is finished and there are no references of it anywhere, what 
is an approximate time after which the thread (and the objects created in the 
Thread.Start method) will be freed ? 1sec/1min/10 min - really I am asking if 
there is any way the thread could still linger in the memory for a long time 
(long ~ 10mins or more).

- dBera

Debajyoti Bera @ http://dtecht.blogspot.com
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