[concurrency-interest] Deadlock detection

Oliver Zeigermann oliver at zeigermann.de
Fri Apr 6 15:46:57 EDT 2007

Hi Szabolcs!

Thanks for the pointer!

If I got it right, ConTest tries to bring out all deadlocks by forcing
unlikely context switches. It does so using byte code injection.

That is an interesting approach I have not thought about, yet.
However, what I was after originally was something that prevents
deadlocks all together. Either by reporting a possible deadlock
scenario or by preventing them through management.


2007/4/6, Szabolcs Ferenczi <szabolcs.ferenczi at gmail.com>:
> On 06/04/07, Oliver Zeigermann <oliver at zeigermann.de> wrote:
> > I doubt that the idea and code described there are especially good and
> > would be pleased if anyone could point me to a better direction.
> I have read about some deadlock detection support by ConTest:
> Multithreaded unit testing with ConTest
> http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/java/library/j-contest.html
> I hope this helps.
> Best Regards,
> Szabolcs

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