[concurrency-interest] Is LinkedBlockingQueue.isEmpty() threadsafe?

Brian Goetz brian at quiotix.com
Sun Apr 22 16:51:36 EDT 2007

> Would your monitoring component call isEmpty() in a busy loop or
> rather occasionally, inside an `if' statement?

Likely in response to a request by a management agent, which might be 
initiated by a user running jconsole, or a management station 
periodically gathering statistics.  The request would arrive at a 
management entity like a JMX MBean (are you familiar with JMX, jconsole, 
etc?)  The MBean getter (isWorkQueueEmpty(), getWorkQueueSize()) would 
be called from a thread managed by the JMX transport.

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