How to create StackOverflow error in java


StackOverflowError is a unchecked exception under Error Class in Throwable hierarchy, which may occur when the stack contains too many nested methods. The best example is an uncontrolled recursion function.

Let's see how to create our own StackOverflow exception :

Just create a function that calls itself:

StackOveflowExample.java
package org.code2care.stackoverflow;

public class StackOveflowExample {

	public static void main(String[] args) {

		stackOveflowMethod();	
	}

	public static void stackOveflowMethod() {
	
		stackOveflowMethod(); //recursion 
		
	}
}
exception in the thread "main" java.lang.StackOveflowError

	at org.code2care.stackoverflow.StackOveflowExample.stackOveflowMethod(StackOveflowExample.java:13)
	at org.code2care.stackoverflow.StackOveflowExample.stackOveflowMethod(StackOveflowExample.java:13)
	at org.code2care.stackoverflow.StackOveflowExample.stackOveflowMethod(StackOveflowExample.java:13)
	....
        ....
HashTags : #Exceptions #Error #Java #StackOverflow