How to properly stop the Thread in Java?

Posted by Pinki | Updated on

Want to properly stop the Thread in Java? In the IndexProcessor class you need a way of setting a flag which informs the thread that it will need to terminate, similar to the variable run that you have used just in the class scope.

When you wish to stop the thread, you set this flag and call join() on the thread and wait for it to finish.

Make sure that the flag is thread safe by using a volatile variable or by using getter and setter methods which are synchronised with the variable being used as the flag.

Then in SearchEngineContextListener:

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