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Thread Expiry issue.

 
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Hi guys,

I need some guidance on threads.

What I want to do, is start a thread, and ask it to complete some operation - if the operation (stuff in my public void run() method) is complete within the timel limit proceed, if however it's still running, then I want to terminate the operation and diplay error such as "time out...."

What I need is a thread expiry method,

I have the code below, how do I go about imnplementing what I want to do?



I think Thread.join(2000) maybe useful - am I on the right track,

Can someone point me to the right example.

Thanks
 
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A timed join, combined with a status flag (boolean?) would be good:
Please note the volatile keyword; it's quite necessary unless you want to use synchronization.
 
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