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Need help with Thread Sleep

bob morkos
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Joined: Oct 06, 2003
Posts: 56
I get the following error, could anyone help?

java.lang.IllegalMonitorStateException: current thread not owner at java.lang.Object.wait(Native Method) at java.lang.Object.wait(

Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
Posts: 24183

In the method retrieveTransponderResult, you call wait() on the daoThread object, but you're not in a synchronized method of Thread, nor in a block synchronized on that Thread object. To call wait() or notify(), you have to hold the monitor of the object you're calling them on. This is explained in the Javadoc for those methods.

I can't resist pointing out that

return new Boolean("false").booleanValue();

is exactly equivalent in effect to

return false;

except, of course, that it's vastly more expensive computationally.

This is not an advanced Java question, but a beginner's Thread question; I'm moving this to the Threads forum.

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