I know that its a very lame question to ask experts like you but still
i cannot help myself asking the question that "What is the Diffrence
Between Notify & NotifyAll" method in the Object Class.
Well so far my search on the Internet reveals
that 'notify()' method wakes up a single thread waiting on the object
and passes the control of the monitor to it. So far so good and for
'notifyAll()' it says that its will wake up all the threads waiting on the object and will select a thread to pass control to it. Well as per
me during that period the unselected thread will again go back to sleep
in the JVM scheduler list and they will need yet another call to
Notifty (or NotifyAll) in order to wake them up. So, as far as i see
there is no diffrence between notify & notifyall as they both will
result in waking up a single thread waiting on the Object.
If above assertions are indeed true than why to have two diffrent
Satish: 'notifyAll()' it says that its will wake up all the threads waiting on the object and will select a thread to pass control to it
It is partly correct, notifyAll() will notify all the threads and after that all the threads will contest for the monitor lock. The thread that gets the monitor lock will start the work and the rest will be waiting for the monitor lock.
The above difference is pretty big as the threads waiting for monitor will not require a notify() call to start processing but will start processing as soon as they get the monitor lock.
If you take the thread dump and see the state of the threads (although getting this dump at the correct time is somewhat tough),
Thanks dude... now i am clear about the concept......... your answer is pretty cool
Nitesh Kant wrote:
If you take the thread dump and see the state of the threads (although getting this dump at the correct time is somewhat tough)
What is the "thread dump" and what are its uses ? How can i get it ?
a thread dump is a snapshot of exactly what's executing at a moment in time.
you can view the thread dump by using an app called jConsole, this comes bundled with java it can be found in <<JAVA_HOME>>\bin\ folder.
refer to Sun's documentation on how to use this application.