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program that calls a sax parser to convert xml documents

  Asked By: Loretta    Date: Aug 16    Category: Java    Views: 837

I am working on a program that calls a sax parser to convert xml
documents. This is being developed using a Websphere IDE. I am
developing on a pc, but the progam will be ran in unix. I am an
experienced programmer, but new to java. I noticed that the program
seemed to be taking an inordinate amount of time to run. So I found a
way to see which methods are taking the most cpu time. Figuring that
maybe I had some poorly structured code that was eating cpu time.
But what I found was that java.lang.Object.wait was chewing up 66% of
the cpu time. I used a -X parameter when I ran the program to get
this information.

Looking at the documentation shows that wait is invoked until a
notification is received from a thread that it has completed it's
task. So I am not sure how to optimize this to cut down on the
wait. It appears to be working on a "createDocumentScanner" the step
before it goes into a wait. Is there some way to determine if the
thread that is causing this problem is waiting on system resources,
or is allocating memory or whatever?

CPU TIME (ms) BEGIN (total = 135524) Wed Aug 6 09:09:37 2003
rank self accum count trace method
1 33.93% 33.93% 6 2776 java.lang.Object.wait
2 33.93% 67.87% 4 2780 java.lang.Object.wait

<<< cut and paste of trace >>>


TRACE 2776:
java.lang.Object.wait(Object.java:Unknown line)
java.lang.Object.wait(Object.java:Unknown line)
TRACE 2575:
java.net.URL.<init>(URL.java:Unknown line)
(URLClassPath.java:Unknown line)
sun.misc.URLClassPath.getResource(URLClassPath.java:Unknown line)
java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java:Unknown line)



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