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Puja S
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Joined: Jan 06, 2005
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Hi,

If Object.wait( ) method is called from a synchronized method,then the current thread will move to the waiting state until some other thread invokes the notify ( ) or notifyAll ( ) method on this object.

Can any body tell me that when the thread moves to the waiting state,will it release the lock ?

Thanks.
Dave Wood
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Joined: Aug 02, 2004
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Yes!

(if it didn't, no other thread could call notify...because you have to have the lock to call those methods)

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[ January 06, 2005: Message edited by: Dave Wood ]

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Barry Gaunt
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"Puja" welcome to JavaRanch. Please read our JavaRanch Naming Policy and change your displayed name to conform with it. We require a <first name> <family name> format, preferably your real names.
Thanks
-Barry


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