[concurrency-interest] general performance question

David Holmes davidcholmes at aapt.net.au
Thu Dec 22 04:38:42 EST 2011

Roel Spilker writes:
> You can use http://projectlombok.org/features/Synchronized.html as a way
> to use a private lock object AND (potentially) have static analysis.
> Can anyone explain to me why an overridden method should be synchronized
> as well?

Generally the overridden method needs to conform to the synchronization
protocol employed by the base class. It would be rare to override a
synchronized method and not also need to be synchronized.


> Roel
> Disclosure: I'm involved in Project Lombok
> On 21-12-2011 17:45, Nathan Reynolds wrote:
> > On the other hand, "synchronized(this)" will trigger Eclipse or
> > FindBugs to warn you that the code is synchronizing on a publicly
> > accessible object.  This means that if another piece of code
> > synchronizes on the object then there might be an unintended
> > scalability problem.
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