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'wait()' or 'await()' without timeout

Reports calls to Object.wait() or Condition.await() without specifying a timeout.

Such calls may be dangerous in high-availability programs, as failures in one component may result in blockages of the waiting component if notify()/notifyAll() or signal()/signalAll() never get called.


void foo(Object bar) throws InterruptedException { bar.wait(); }

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


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