Re: Thread Safety Checker

Robert Klemme <>
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 08:20:42 +0200
On 15.06.2009 23:01, Lothar Kimmeringer wrote:

Hoss Spence wrote:

Does anyone know if there is a Checkstyle like program that will warn
you about unsafe concurrency practices?

FindBugs ( has a complete
section called "Multithreaded correctness". The description
of these tests start at

There is one thing I dislike about FindBugs: I haven't found an easy way
to flag a warning as invalid on a case by case basis (for example with a
comment in source code). We have something like

try {
finally {
   flag = false;

FindBugs complains that the lock is not released for all control flows
which is nonsense since the boolean assignment cannot throw.

Something that could be run in
CruiseControl for instance.

I don't know CruiseControl, but you can integrate FindBugs into
Ant and Maven and it's available as Eclipse-plugin, so you can
see the messages in the "problems"-view.

We have FindBugs integrated with so if
CruiseControl fails Hudson is an alternative.

Kind regards


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