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Infinite loop statement

Reports for, while, or do statements that can only exit by throwing an exception. While such statements may be correct, they often happen due to coding errors.


for (;;) { }

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 | Control flow issues

Use the Ignore when placed in option to ignore the infinite loop statements inside It may be useful for the daemon threads.


new Thread(() -> { while (true) { } }).start();

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Infinite loop statement inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Ignore when placed in

Default: Selected


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