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Deadlock explaination please

Alex Fong

Joined: May 15, 2007
Posts: 2
can anyone explain to me this piece of code and how the deadlock occured? thanks

[ June 07, 2007: Message edited by: Barry Gaunt ]
Chandra Bhatt
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Joined: Feb 28, 2007
Posts: 1707
Hi Alex,

Welcome to JavaRanch!

#1: It is bad practice to do like:
}catch (Exception e){}
How will you come to know what happened of exception if thrown!

#2: Root of deadlock:
DeadLock t1 = new DeadLock(obj1, obj2);
DeadLock t2 = new DeadLock(obj2, obj1);

The order or resources, the thread will work with:
->t1 will first acquire the lock of resourceA(obj1) and then go to grab the lock for resourceB(obj2).
->t1 will first acquire the lock of resourceA(obj2) and then go to grab the lock for resourceB(obj1).

Meanwhile if both the threads are having lock on one-one object, then they
will wait for the other object that can't be released. Waiting for each

[ June 07, 2007: Message edited by: Chandra Bhatt ]

Barry Gaunt
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Joined: Aug 03, 2002
Posts: 7729
Please, in future, enclose your properly indented code within code tags ().

Ask a Meaningful Question and HowToAskQuestionsOnJavaRanch
Getting someone to think and try something out is much more useful than just telling them the answer.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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