[Mono-list] AppDomain Unload and references

none, none b12313@macnews.de
Wed, 08 Oct 2003 18:43:04 +0200

It doesn't work completely!

See http://bugzilla.ximian.com/show_bug.cgi?id=47659

This is a major problem. 
You can't build an application server like bea weblogic or jboss
without this functionality. You also need it for hot-deployment if you
want to implement something like tomcat (the best-known java webserver)
in dotnet with mono.
There are many other uses for for this functionality, you need it for
all plugin-frameworks.

See also

If there is no way to unload an AppDomain the application leaks memory
- realy bad for an app-/ or web-server.


Hello Zoltan,

Thanks for the response,

I was going through the mono code and found that there is an 
icall, ves_icall_System_AppDomain_InternalUnload which actually 
calls a function mono_domain_unload(). When you say that AppDomain 
unloading does not work under mono, did you want to mean that 
AppDomain unloading does not *fully* work with mono??

I am saying so beacause the mono_domain_unload, in a bit ruthless 
manner, but sure does unload AppDomains!


On Tue, 09 Sep 2003 Varga Zoltan wrote :

Appdomain unloading does not work under mono at the moment. I 
think it would be best to make Unload () throw a 
NotImplementedException, because otherwise people think that this 
method works, when it isn't.