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From Gary Gregory <>
Subject Re: [daemon] Unable to read file created by Tomcat process
Date Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:11:39 GMT
Wrong list. You probably want


On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 10:06 AM, Anil Ambati <> wrote:

> I was asked to post this question in this forum.
> We have a requirement to read the PID file created by the Tomcat server
> process on Windows, but we are not able to using RandomAccessFile or
> FileInputStream because the file seems to be
> locked by the Tomcat process.
> Why does the Tomcat server keep the PID file locked, preventing other
> processes to even read the file? Is there a work around or solution for
> this problem?
> Christopher Schultz wrote this in Tomcat user forum:
> ----------------------------------------------------
> I took a quick look, and it looks like the PID file is being created
> with a file option FILE_FLAG_DELETE_ON_CLOSE which causes the OS to
> delete the file off the disk when all file handles are closed. So,
> closing the file handle will result in the PID file being deleted.
> This option was added because the PID file wasn't being removed if the
> service crashed, which kept the service from restarting (oops).
> It seems like an option to control what happens on startup when the
> PID file already exists would be a good idea. You'll have to ask the
> procrun folks about what the options are. It seems reasonable to be
> able to read the PID file, since not being able to read it makes it
> kind of useless other than as a lock-file (i.e. its contents are
> irrelevant).
> Regards,
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