Suppose you have 2 threads (Thread-1 and Thread-2) on same object. Thread-1 is in static synchronized method1(), can Thread-2 enter static synchronized method2() at same time in java?


No, here when Thread-1 is in static synchronized method1() it must be holding lock on class class’s object and will release lock on class’s class object only when it exits static synchronized method1(). So, Thread-2 will have to wait for Thread-1 to release lock on class’s class object so that it could enter static synchronized method2().

Likewise, Thread-2 even cannot enter static synchronized method1() which is being executed by Thread-1. Thread-2 will have to wait for Thread-1 to release lock on  class’s class object so that it could enter static synchronized method1().


Program >
class MyRunnable1 implements Runnable{
   @Override
   public void run(){
          if(Thread.currentThread().getName().equals("Thread-1"))
                 method1();
          else
                 method2();
   }
   static synchronized void method1(){
          System.out.println(Thread.currentThread().getName()+
                       " in static synchronized void method1() started");
          try {
                 Thread.sleep(2000);
          } catch (InterruptedException e) {
                 e.printStackTrace();
          }
          System.out.println(Thread.currentThread().getName()+
                       " in static synchronized void method1() ended");
   }
  
   static synchronized void method2(){
          System.out.println(Thread.currentThread().getName()+
                       " in static synchronized void method2() started");
          try {
                 Thread.sleep(2000);
          } catch (InterruptedException e) {
                 e.printStackTrace();
          }
          System.out.println(Thread.currentThread().getName()+
                       " in static synchronized void method2() ended");
   }
  
}
/** Copyright (c), AnkitMittal JavaMadeSoEasy.com */
public class MyClass {
   public static void main(String args[]) throws InterruptedException{
         
          MyRunnable1 myRunnable1=new MyRunnable1();
         
          Thread thread1=new Thread(myRunnable1,"Thread-1");
          Thread thread2=new Thread(myRunnable1,"Thread-2");
          thread1.start();       
          Thread.sleep(10);//Just to ensure Thread-1 starts before Thread-2
          thread2.start();       
         
         
   }
}
/*OUTPUT
Thread-1 in static synchronized void method1() started
Thread-1 in static synchronized void method1() ended
Thread-2 in static synchronized void method2() started
Thread-2 in static synchronized void method2() ended
*/
If you note output, when Thread-1 was in static synchronized method1() it was holding lock on class class’s object. So, Thread-2 waited for Thread-1 to release lock on class’s class object to enter static synchronized method2().




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Interviews >

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