Deadlock detection in Java

Since JDK 1.5 there are very useful methods in the package to find and inspect deadlocks that occurs. See the findMonitorDeadlockedThreads() and findDeadlockedThreads() method of the ThreadMXBean class.

A possible way to use this is to have a separate watchdog thread (or periodic task) that does this.

Sample code:

  ThreadMXBean tmx = ManagementFactory.getThreadMXBean();
  long[] ids = tmx.findDeadlockedThreads();
  if (ids != null) {
     ThreadInfo[] infos = tmx.getThreadInfo(ids, true, true);
     System.out.println("The following threads are deadlocked:");
     for (ThreadInfo ti : infos) {

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