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From Ognen Duzlevski <ognen.duzlev...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: javax.cache close()
Date Fri, 01 May 2015 11:57:28 GMT
On Fri, May 1, 2015 at 12:59 AM, Andrey Kornev <andrewkornev@hotmail.com>

> Dmitriy,
> It seems the JCache spec doesn't explicitly require the cache data to be
> destroyed by a Cache.close() call. See page 38.
> The way I interpret (perhaps incorrectly) the semantics on the close() is
> more like closing of an OS file: all data structures and buffers allocated
> and managed by the OS kernel on behalf of an application get released, but
> the file and its data are still there. It's just the application no longer
> holds a handle to it...
> Essentially, Cache.close() closes a specific *instance* of the cache
> class. That instance becomes unusable from this moment on, but other
> instances of the Cache class for the same named cache may still be alive
> and kickin'.According to the spec to actually destroy the cache and its
> data one should use CacheManager.destroyCache(cacheName)
> instead.RegardsAndrey

Andrey, hah, that was exactly my expectation. Imagine my surprise when I
found out that a client  app I wrote obliterated a multi Gb+ cache in one
operation (close) ;)

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