Friday, March 13, 2015



IllegalMonitorStateException is described in the javadoc comments as:

Thrown to indicate that a thread has attempted to wait on an object's monitor or to notify other threads waiting on an object's monitor without owning the specified monitor.
author: unascribed version: 1.12, 12/19/03 see: java.lang.Object#notify() see: java.lang.Object#notifyAll() see: java.lang.Object#wait() see: java.lang.Object#wait(long) see: java.lang.Object#wait(long, int) since: JDK1.0

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How is this exception thrown?

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     * Invoke release with current state value; return saved state.
     * Cancel node and throw exception on failure.
     * @param node the condition node for this wait
     * @return previous sync state
final int fullyRelease(Node node) {
    try {
        int savedState = getState();
        if (release(savedState)) return savedState;
    } catch (RuntimeException ex) {
        node.waitStatus = Node.CANCELLED;
        throw ex;
    node.waitStatus = Node.CANCELLED;
    throw new IllegalMonitorStateException();

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