Knowledge Walls
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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
How many threads can a Java VM support? in Examples of Core Java
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Example
public class sample{
    private static Object s = new Object();
    private static int count = 0;
    public static void main(String[] argv){
        for(;;){
            new Thread(new Runnable(){
                    public void run(){
                        synchronized(s){
                            count += 1;
                            System.err.println("New thread #"+count);
                        }
                        for(;;){
                            try {
                                Thread.sleep(1000);
                            } catch (Exception e){
                                System.err.println(e);
                            }
                        }
                    }
                }).start();
        }
    }
}

On OS/X 10.5.6 on Intel, and Java 6 5 (see comments), here's what I got


New thread #2547
New thread #2548
New thread #2549
Can't create thread: 5
New thread #2550
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: unable to create new native thread
        at java.lang.Thread.start0(Native Method)
        at java.lang.Thread.start(Thread.java:592)
        at DieLikeADog.main(DieLikeADog.java:6)
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