if thru out my program, i start a thread, but later jus suspend it, will it use up resources? i mean, waste them.

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A suspended thread is still using some resource. A certain amount of memory, and space on the process list for instance. It is not a large amount. On the other hand, if you never need the thread again, it would be better to stop() it.

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java_kevinAuthor Commented:
if i stop it, but later may need again, do i need to .start() again? or i need to create a new thread?
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my answer is that you can use both techiques with the same result - a real Thread from the underlying OS will be started.
Correct. If you stop() it, the way to fire it back up is to use start(). There is no major difference between using stop() - start() and suspend() - resume(). The choice I would make would depend on details of the frequency of the action, and the probable state of the thread at the time of suspension/stopping.
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