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Shiaber Shaam
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Consider i have 2 methods in a class, 1 is synchronized and other is not. If Thread A acquires lock on an instance and executing the synchronized method, can Thread B execute the non synchronized method on the same instance?

Mohamed Sanaulla
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How about putting this situation into code?

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Abimaran Kugathasan
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Yes, thread B can access the non-synchronized method, since the object's lock is not needed.

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Sunny Bhandari
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Yes the non-synchronized method can be invoked. Infact another synchronized method which requires locking some other instance than the first method is also invokable at the same time by a different thread.

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