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From "Raymond Raymond" <raymond_de...@hotmail.com>
Subject Re: A question about some synchronized code
Date Thu, 21 Dec 2006 16:01:48 GMT
> > 2. I saw someone else commented on some code (in derby) said it's
> > not good to return from inside of a synchronized block. What
> > potential problem it will cause if return from inside of a
> > synchronized block?
>I'm not sure what problems that could be. When returning from a
>synchronized block, the monitor is released (unless the thread already
>owned the monitor when it entered the synchronized block). Do you have
>a pointer to that discussion?
>Knut Anders

Thanks for you answer Knut.
In org.apache.derby.impl.store.raw.log.LogToFile.java,
in method checkpointWithTran(), there is a piece of code
like following:

synchronized (this){
	// has someone else found a problem in the raw store?
	if (corrupt != null){
		throw StandardException.newException(SQLState.LOG_STORE_CORRUPT, corrupt);
	// if another checkpoint is in progress, don't do anything
	if (inCheckpoint == true)
		proceed = false;
		inCheckpoint = true;
	approxLogLength = endPosition; // current end position
	// don't return from inside of a sync block
if (!proceed){
	return false;

see, someone did comment "don't return from inside of a sync block", I am 
sure who wrote the comment. I am just wondering what potential problem it
will case to return from the inside of a sync block.


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