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Field accessed in both 'synchronized' and unsynchronized contexts

Reports non-final fields that are accessed in both synchronized and non-synchronized contexts. volatile fields as well as accesses in constructors and initializers are ignored by this inspection.

Such "partially synchronized" access is often the result of a coding oversight and may lead to unexpectedly inconsistent data structures.


public class Program { Console console; // warning: Field 'console' is accessed in both synchronized and unsynchronized contexts public synchronized void execute() { console.print("running"); } public void check() { console.check(); } }

Locating this inspection


Can be used to locate inspection in e.g. Qodana configuration files, where you can quickly enable or disable it, or adjust its settings.

Via Settings dialog

Path to the inspection settings via IntelliJ Platform IDE Settings dialog, when you need to adjust inspection settings directly from your IDE.

Settings or Preferences | Editor | Inspections | Java | Threading issues

Use the option to specify if simple getters and setters are counted as accesses too.

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Field accessed in both 'synchronized' and unsynchronized contexts inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Simple getters and setters are considered field accesses too

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By default bundled with

IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin

Java, 241.18072

Last modified: 18 June 2024