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pramod karnani
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In Sun instruction lock method signature is given like this:

// Locks a record so that it can only be updated or deleted by this client.
// If the specified record is already locked, the current thread gives up
// the CPU and consumes no CPU cycles until the record is unlocked.
public void lock(int recNo) throws RecordNotFoundException;

but it does not say anything about deadlock .

Q. Let say record number is already locked by making this call lock(1) and if second call for same record number happens then what should be expected output ?

In my implementation what i did if lock method is called on already locked record number ,it waits for 5 seconds and comes out from the method .

[b]Logic of waiting 5 sec is okay?

What to do in this condition ( if trying to lock the record that is already locked )?[/b]

Is this deadlock ?

Please let me know .

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