[concurrency-interest] Thread interruption protocol: InterruptedException is a "checked" exception, correct?

Marcelo Fukushima takeshi10 at gmail.com
Wed May 20 13:23:22 EDT 2009

in your code, the exception seems to come from native code, which also
doesnt have the checked exception restrictions that javac enforces (i

2009/5/20 Péter Kovács <peter.kovacs.1.0rc at gmail.com>:
> Tom,
> I highly appreciate your input.
> The doc you quoted says that the original exception is wrapped in an
> InvocationTargetException instance. Similarly, I'd expect that if an
> exception occurs during Class loading, it is wrapped in an
> ExceptionInInitializerError, correct?
> What we're seeing in our case is a plain InterruptedException:
> ...
> Caused by: java.lang.InterruptedException
> at java.lang.Class.forName0(Native Method)
> at java.lang.Class.forName(Class.java:164)
> ...
> Thanks
> Peter
> 2009/5/20 Tom Hawtin <Thomas.Hawtin at sun.com>:
>> Péter Kovács wrote:
>>> Is it possible to get java.lang.InterruptedException, even if none of
>>> the method along the call stack declares this exception?
>>> We are experiencing such a case. Class.forName(String) appears to
>>> throw the exception.
>> Class.newInstance is more likely to be the culprit:
>> "Note that this method propagates any exception thrown by the nullary
>> constructor, including a checked exception. Use of this method effectively
>> bypasses the compile-time exception checking that would otherwise be
>> performed by the compiler. The Constructor.newInstance method avoids this
>> problem by wrapping any exception thrown by the constructor in a (checked)
>> InvocationTargetException."
>> http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/api/java/lang/Class.html#newInstance()
>> The same thing can be done with Thread.stop(Throwable), unchecked casts and
>> playing silly buggers with bytecode
>>> Is it not a breach of one of the fundamental contracts of the Java
>>> language: "checked" exception are not allowed to be thrown in a method
>>> without this method being declared to (potentially) throw it? (We
>>> catch this exception as a Throwable in a catch(Throwable) clause.)
>> Of the language yes (with exception for unsafe casts); of the VM no.
>> Tom Hawtin
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