Hi,

I'm iterating an Arraylist inside a synchronized method, and I've set the Arraylist synchronized inside the method, but I still got the error ConcurrentModificationException. Why this is happening?

private synchronized TaskInProgress findTaskFromList(
			Collection<TaskInProgress> tips, 
			TaskTrackerStatus ttStatus,
			int numUniqueHosts,
			boolean removeFailedTip) {

		synchronized(tips) {
			Iterator<TaskInProgress> iter = tips.iterator();

			while (iter.hasNext()) {
				TaskInProgress tip = iter.next();
                        }
               }
}
java.io.IOException: java.util.ConcurrentModificationException
        at java.util.AbstractList$Itr.checkForComodification(AbstractList.java:372)
        at java.util.AbstractList$Itr.next(AbstractList.java:343)
        at org.apache.hadoop.mapred.JobInProgress.findTaskFromList(JobInProgress.java:1930)
        at org.apache.hadoop.mapred.JobInProgress.findNewMapTask(JobInProgress.java:2143)
        at org.apache.hadoop.mapred.JobInProgress.obtainNewLocalMapTask(JobInProgress.java:1268)
        at org.apache.hadoop.mapred.JobQueueTaskScheduler.assignTasks(JobQueueTaskScheduler.java:163)
        at org.apache.hadoop.mapred.JobTracker.heartbeat(JobTracker.java:2576)
        at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor4.invoke(Unknown Source)
        at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
        at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
        at org.apache.hadoop.ipc.RPC$Server.call(RPC.java:508)
        at org.apache.hadoop.ipc.Server$Handler$1.run(Server.java:959)
        at org.apache.hadoop.ipc.Server$Handler$1.run(Server.java:955)
        at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
        at javax.security.auth.Subject.doAs(Subject.java:396)
        at org.apache.hadoop.ipc.Server$Handler.run(Server.java:953)

Thanks,

Okay? And when something else uses that list without synchronizing on it (or the instance)? That is where the problem is coming from.