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From "Ian Beaumont (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (DAEMON-258) prunsrv to block until start method returns
Date Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:25:13 GMT

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Ian Beaumont commented on DAEMON-258:
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Would it be possible
1. that you reort the service as "starting", instead of "started" as the JVM starts.
2. create a thread in procsrv, this polls a method in the Java routine (similar to the start/stop
methods) to get the "status" of the start-up.  This could return starting/started/failed.
3. this then updates the window service with the correct status?



                
> 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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