The socket approach looks like it will do the trick. Thanks.
You'd need to implement it yourself. Another approach you could do is have it listen on a port and flag a variable to inform you that you should die when an accept occurs. Maybe create a thread like this:
public boolean pleaseDie = false;
public void makeKill()
Thread t = new Thread(new Runnable()
public void run()
StreamSocket sock = new StreamSocket(5000);
pleaseDie = true; // don't bother to synchronize
Then to die you could just do:
telnet localhost 5000
Another approach you could use is to interrupt the control-c signal in Unix. Java can't trap signals by default. But googling for "Java signals" gives lots of stuff on how to handle it using JNI. Not a happy approach, but...
On Jun 1, 2008, at 12:36 PM, Shane wrote:
Okay. Is there an external way to send a running ecj process a message to stop?
Here is an simple example of how I could do this:
I could have ecj poll periodically for a file named "stop.txt" on the filesytem and if it exists, it would call Evolve.cleanup(state) and System.exit(0). Then anytime I want to stop ecj, I just create the stop file and then delete it after ecj has stopped.
Is there currently a way to stop ecj using a similar technique or do I need to implement this myself? Also, if I need to do this myself, can you think of a better way to do it than the example above?