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Clarify Bean destroyMethod documentation [SPR-16078] #20627

spring-issuemaster opened this issue Oct 16, 2017 · 1 comment


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commented Oct 16, 2017

Cameron Steffen opened SPR-16078 and commented

This paragraph seems to imply that setting destroyMethod="" will not disable destroy method inference for DisposableBean, Closeable and AutoCloseable beans.

To disable destroy method inference for a particular @Bean, specify an empty string as the value, e.g. @Bean(destroyMethod=""). Note that the DisposableBean and the Closeable/AutoCloseable interfaces will nevertheless get detected and the corresponding destroy/close method invoked.

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  • #14347 Infer "shutdown()" as destroy method for convenient EHCache setup using @Bean
  • #14668 Support bean disposal on ApplicationContext shutdown for Closeable beans

Referenced from: commits d1b5b5d, dff2c84

Backported to: 4.3.13


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commented Oct 16, 2017

Juergen Hoeller commented

That paragraph is indeed not entirely correct: We always honor the DisposableBean callback interface but consider Closeable / AutoCloseable as part of destroy method inference. As a consequence, destroyMethod="" only affects the latter but not DisposableBean.

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