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Java Object Serialization Specification: B - Exceptions In Object Serialization


All exceptions thrown by serialization classes are subclasses of ObjectStreamException which is a subclass of IOException.

ObjectStreamException

Superclass of all serialization exceptions.

InvalidClassException

Thrown when a class cannot be used to restore objects for any of these reasons:

NotSerializableException

Thrown by a readObject or writeObject method to terminate serialization or deserialization.

StreamCorruptedException

Thrown:

NotActiveException

Thrown if writeObject state is invalid within the following ObjectOutputStream methods:

Thrown if readObject state is invalid within the following ObjectInputStream methods:

InvalidObjectException

Thrown when a restored object cannot be made valid.

OptionalDataException

Thrown by readObject when there is primitive data in the stream and an object is expected. The length field of the exception indicates the number of bytes that are available in the current block.

WriteAbortedException

Thrown when reading a stream terminated by an exception that occurred while the stream was being written.