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'finalize()' called explicitly

Reports calls to Object.finalize().

Calling Object.finalize() explicitly may result in objects being placed in an inconsistent state. The garbage collector automatically calls this method on an object when it determines that there are no references to this object.

The inspection doesn't report calls to super.finalize() from within implementations of finalize() as they're benign.


MyObject m = new MyObject(); m.finalize(); System.gc()

Locating this inspection


Can be used to locate inspection in e.g. Qodana configuration files, where you can quickly enable or disable it, or adjust its settings.

Via Settings dialog

Path to the inspection settings via IntelliJ Platform IDE Settings dialog, when you need to adjust inspection settings directly from your IDE.

Settings or Preferences | Editor | Inspections | Java | Finalization


By default bundled with

IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin

Java, 241.18072

Last modified: 18 June 2024