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  1. #1
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    Apr 2011

    java synchronisation


    I am bit stuck here, I have to have edit this code so that a train must wait in front of the tunnel lock for a train to come in the opposite direction to exit before it can enter the tunnel, i have to use java built in synchronisation condition. Before the try statement I have tried looking at while statements, if statements and still cant get it to give me the following output:

    Train 1 arrives
    Train 1 ascends
    Train 1 Exits Tunnel
    Train 2 Arrives
    train 2 descends
    train 2 exits tunnel
    train 3 and so on

    Any help would be greatful

    public synchronized void useTunnelLock(Train train)

    System.out.println(train + " " + train.getDirection());
    System.out.println(train + " exiting Tunnel");
    while(train.getDirection() == ASCENDING())
    // occupy tunnel lock for 5s
    catch (InterruptedException ex)

    // swap direction of tunnel lock
    direction = (direction == ASCENDING)? DESCENDING : ASCENDING;

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2011

    Re: java synchronisation

    Sorry i just realised i havent formatted the code correctly

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2006

    Re: java synchronisation

    Sorry i just realised i havent formatted the code correctly
    You need to use code tags, see my signature at the bottom of this post.

    I don't understand the logic of your code, surely you should only wake up the waiting threads once a train has exited the tunnel and not before it enters the tunnel. Your code has no logic to handle direction equaling DESCENDING, so what happens in this case. Another thing is what happens if more than one train is waiting to enter the tunnel?

    BTW why do you have a method called ASCENDING() or was this supposed to be just ASCENDING in which case how does this code even compile.

    Before you do any more coding clearly write down the sequence of steps you need to follow to get several trains through the tunnel and use this as the template for your code.
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