File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
The moose likes Servlets and the fly likes file access, concurrency issues Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Java » Servlets
Bookmark "file access, concurrency issues" Watch "file access, concurrency issues" New topic

file access, concurrency issues

shankar vembu
Ranch Hand

Joined: May 10, 2001
Posts: 309
In my web application which is running on a multi threaded servlet model, I access file resources using context.getResourceAsStream(filename). I get the stream(say an xml file),parse it and immediately close the stream. If multiple requests access this line simultaneously, will there be any problem. Will one of the requests be blocked?? For me its no big issue, cos I only do a read operation. But i still wanna know what actually happens behind the method getResourceAsStream()....
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: file access, concurrency issues
It's not a secret anymore!