When java.lang.StackOverflowError occurs in java

What is hierarchy of java.lang.StackOverflowError?

-java.lang.Object
-java.lang.Throwable
 -java.lang.Error
  -java.lang.VirtualMachineError
   -java.lang.StackOverflowError



StackOverflowError is Checked (compile time exceptions) and UnChecked (RuntimeExceptions) in java ?

java.lang.StackOverflowError is a Error in java. Error and its subclasses are regarded as unchecked exceptions .



What is StackOverflowError in java?

StackOverflowError is thrown when a stack overflow occurs because an application recurses too deeply.

Scenarios where StackOverflowError may be thrown in java>

If method is called recursively StackOverflowError is thrown.

/** Copyright (c), AnkitMittal JavaMadeSoEasy.com */
public class ExceptionTest {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
          m(); //call recursive method m()
          System.out.println("Code after exception handling");
   }
  
   static void m() {
          try {
                 //method m() calls itself recursively
                 m();
          } catch (StackOverflowError e) {
                 e.printStackTrace();
          }
   }
}
/*OUTPUT
java.lang.StackOverflowError
   at ExceptionTest.m(ExceptionTest.java:18)
   .
   .
   .
   .
   .
   .
   .
   .
Code after exception handling
*/






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