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Java Threads

Say that, within your program, you used the setPriority() method to set your Thread to a particular priority. Later in the program, you call the getPriority() method, expecting to have returned the same value you specified when calling setPriority(). Is it possible for getPriority to return a different value from the one you requested, even if no one has made a manual change to the priority?

Skill Level: High

Expected answer:  Yes, this is possible. In some cases, the JVM may have to adjust the priority downward to match the capabilities of the underlying operating system.







The above text is an excerpt from

Conducting the Java Job Interview

ISBN 0-9744355-8-9

by Jeffrey M. Hunter

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