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synchronized context

David Wooddall-Gainey

Joined: Dec 13, 2007
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Hello and TIA,

K&B book, p 708 "When a thread is executing code from within a synchronized block, including any method invoked from that synchronized block, the code is said to be executing in a synchronized context."

1) Is this the definition of a "synchronized context" ;i.e., a synchronized block and all subsequent code invoked from that block?

2)And, on the contrary, a synchronized method is NOT a synchronized context?
Thirugnanam Saravanan
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Joined: Dec 13, 2007
Posts: 81
Synchronized context refers to either Synchronized methods or Synchronized blocks.

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Deepak Bala

Joined: Feb 24, 2006
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a synchronized block and all subsequent code invoked from that block?

Anything that is running in synchronized mode is said to be in synchronized context

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