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paul spriesterbach
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Ok here I have a code that generates 1 million random values then converts them to a string then hashcode. I then insert into a linked list and then I want to run through each hash and find it in the linked list timing each run then averaging out the time at the end.

It works great for smaller amounts of numbers it is searching for (fine under 50 thousand searches for the for loop starting at line 24 LinkedListTest.java) but when I try to do the full million searches it gives me "a Exception in thread "main" java.lang.StackOverflowError" at line 158 in List.java. Maybe im getting tired but I cannot figure out why.





 
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paul spriesterbach wrote:Ok here I have a code that generates 1 million random values then converts them to a string then hashcode. I then insert into a linked list and then I want to run through each hash and find it in the linked list timing each run then averaging out the time at the end.

It works great for smaller amounts of numbers it is searching for (fine under 50 thousand searches for the for loop starting at line 24 LinkedListTest.java) but when I try to do the full million searches it gives me "a Exception in thread "main" java.lang.StackOverflowError" at line 158 in List.java. Maybe im getting tired but I cannot figure out why.


The most common cause of a stack overflow is a recursive algorithm that made too many recursive calls.... which is likely the case here, as the search method is indeed recursive.

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