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In the locking method,I use a HashMap to put the record number to be locked & the time when it would expire.
I put this as - long expireTime = System.currentTimeMillis();
the current time.
There is a timer which works every minute.
Timer lockClean = new Timer( 60000, new TimerListener() );
class TimerListener implements ActionListener {

public void actionPerformed( ActionEvent e ) {
Set recordKeys = null;
Iterator recordsIterator = null;
if(Data.lock_hash_map.isEmpty() == false) {
recordKeys = Data.lock_hash_map.keySet();
recordsIterator = recordKeys.iterator();
while( recordsIterator.hasNext() ) {
Object keyValue =;
Object timeValue = Data.lock_hash_map.get(
keyValue );
if( System.currentTimeMillis() -
timeValue.toString()) == 300000 ) {
dbFile.unlock( Integer.parseInt(
System.out.println( " cleaned " );
In the TimerListener class, I get all the Key values from the HashMap,the key values are the record numbers.for each key I get the value - which is the timeStamp,the time when the record was put to the HashTable.What I am doing here is that I am subtracting the current time with the time stamp the record was put into the HashMap,if the difference is 5 min,the record is unlocked.
But this does not seemed to be working.
Thanks for any reply,

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First let's format it so that it is easy to read.

Q:What happens if the lock has been there longer than 5 minutes?
A:Nothing. This code says it has to be expired EXACTLY 5 minutes.
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