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httpclient shutdown in finalize result in long wait at JVM exit

Description

For some reason moving the shutdown of the HTTPclient.shutDown call to the finalize results in a long (30 seconds or more) wait at the exit of a Java app.

It is not quite clear what causes this, it seems to have to do with MultiThreadedHttpConnectionManager's cleanup thread. I have also tried to solve the issue by adding a shutdown hook, but this didn't solve the issue.

Possible fix is to invoke the shutdown in the Repository.shutdownInternal again. To avoid re-introducing we'll need to move initialization of the HTTPClient from the constructor to the initialize method.

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Assignee

JeenB

Reporter

JeenB

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Fix versions

Affects versions

2.7.0-beta2

Priority

Critical