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synchronization java hashmap

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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
My question is the following,  take a look at the code, one method is synchronized, the other is not.  The hashmap itself is not synchronized.  Is it possible for 2 threads to ever be here: ie: one thread is in the synchronized put block, and another thread is in the getItem method?

Why? Why Not?  Im pretty sure this is impossible for it to happen but i am not 100% sure.

public class Test{
 private HashMap map = new HashMap();

public synchronized void putItem(Object x){
//put code

public Object getItem(Object x){
//get code

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