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ConcurrentModificationException

public class ConcurrentModificationException
extends RuntimeException

java.lang.Object
   ↳ java.lang.Throwable
     ↳ java.lang.Exception
       ↳ java.lang.RuntimeException
         ↳ java.util.ConcurrentModificationException


This exception may be thrown by methods that have detected concurrent modification of an object when such modification is not permissible.

For example, it is not generally permissible for one thread to modify a Collection while another thread is iterating over it. In general, the results of the iteration are undefined under these circumstances. Some Iterator implementations (including those of all the general purpose collection implementations provided by the JRE) may choose to throw this exception if this behavior is detected. Iterators that do this are known as fail-fast iterators, as they fail quickly and cleanly, rather that risking arbitrary, non-deterministic behavior at an undetermined time in the future.

Note that this exception does not always indicate that an object has been concurrently modified by a different thread. If a single thread issues a sequence of method invocations that violates the contract of an object, the object may throw this exception. For example, if a thread modifies a collection directly while it is iterating over the collection with a fail-fast iterator, the iterator will throw this exception.

Note that fail-fast behavior cannot be guaranteed as it is, generally speaking, impossible to make any hard guarantees in the presence of unsynchronized concurrent modification. Fail-fast operations throw ConcurrentModificationException on a best-effort basis. Therefore, it would be wrong to write a program that depended on this exception for its correctness: ConcurrentModificationException should be used only to detect bugs.

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Summary

Public constructors

ConcurrentModificationException()

Constructs a ConcurrentModificationException with no detail message.

ConcurrentModificationException(String message)

Constructs a ConcurrentModificationException with the specified detail message.

ConcurrentModificationException(Throwable cause)

Constructs a new exception with the specified cause and a detail message of (cause==null ? null : cause.toString()) (which typically contains the class and detail message of cause.

ConcurrentModificationException(String message, Throwable cause)

Constructs a new exception with the specified detail message and cause.

Inherited methods

From class java.lang.Throwable
From class java.lang.Object

Public constructors

ConcurrentModificationException

Added in API level 1
ConcurrentModificationException ()

Constructs a ConcurrentModificationException with no detail message.

ConcurrentModificationException

Added in API level 1
ConcurrentModificationException (String message)

Constructs a ConcurrentModificationException with the specified detail message.

Parameters
message String: the detail message pertaining to this exception.

ConcurrentModificationException

Added in API level 19
ConcurrentModificationException (Throwable cause)

Constructs a new exception with the specified cause and a detail message of (cause==null ? null : cause.toString()) (which typically contains the class and detail message of cause.

Parameters
cause Throwable: the cause (which is saved for later retrieval by the getCause() method). (A null value is permitted, and indicates that the cause is nonexistent or unknown.)

ConcurrentModificationException

Added in API level 19
ConcurrentModificationException (String message, 
                Throwable cause)

Constructs a new exception with the specified detail message and cause.

Note that the detail message associated with cause is not automatically incorporated in this exception's detail message.

Parameters
message String: the detail message (which is saved for later retrieval by the getMessage() method).
cause Throwable: the cause (which is saved for later retrieval by the getCause() method). (A null value is permitted, and indicates that the cause is nonexistent or unknown.)
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