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From "Mladen Turk (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (DAEMON-258) prunsrv to block until start method returns
Date Wed, 06 Mar 2013 10:52:12 GMT

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Mladen Turk commented on DAEMON-258:
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Can you verify if the issue is present in 1.0.13.
There were some changes which could have solve this issue as well.
                
> prunsrv to block until start method returns
> -------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DAEMON-258
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DAEMON-258
>             Project: Commons Daemon
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Procrun
>    Affects Versions: 1.0.10
>         Environment: Windows all versions
>            Reporter: Ian Beaumont
>            Assignee: Mladen Turk
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 1.0.11
>
>   Original Estimate: 168h
>  Remaining Estimate: 168h
>
> Currently, when starting a windows service from the service control panel based on prunsrv
using the JVM.dll the start method is called in a separate thread.  Upon calling this thread,
the service is marked as "started" in the service control panel.  This is confusing, as if
something goes wrong in the program start-up sequence (e.g. a database connection is unavailable)
then the program will fail to start successfully but the user will not get any indication
of this (they have to press "refresh" in the windows services window to see the service failed
to start).
> It would be better to have an option to report the "service" as "starting" while the
"start" method is running and only when the method returns, mark the service as "started"
or "stopped" depending on a return code from the "start" method.

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