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Tmmet Johnson
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Joined: Nov 03, 2004
Posts: 56
I have a question.
I have a servlet.I want to load country from database and put in
application context.
My question is "Does the method called from init() to perform the above
has to synchronized " to be thread safe?

Thanks in advance,
Makarand Parab
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Joined: Dec 10, 2004
Posts: 121
init() is called once and only once when the servlet is loaded[ During start up or when it handles the first request - as configured]. Any method called from the init() method will be called only once. So you don't have to worry about the thread safety and sync.

Makarand Parab
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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