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From Donald Woods <>
Subject Re: start-server command and default user credentials
Date Tue, 18 Mar 2008 18:43:52 GMT


Jarek Gawor wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 12:28 AM, Jason Dillon <> wrote:
>> On Mar 15, 2008, at 12:34 AM, Donald Woods wrote:
>>  > Jarek Gawor wrote:
>>  >> Jason,
>>  >> I thought TCK was using the maven plugin to start the server. I'm not
>>  >> proposing to change that. But even if start-server command is used by
>>  >> TCK, I don't think that alone should dictate how the command should
>>  >> behave. I'm thinking what happens if you start any command in the
>>  >> background in a regular shell or even use run or
>>  The --background option is not intended to behave like a shells &
>>  operator... and some daemons do fork right away and return while the
>>  child continues, but other more robust daemons fork, then wait for the
>>  child to become booted, then return, so that any error status can be
>>  returned to the invoking shell for handling.
>>  IMO this is how Geronimo should behave...
>>  Adding a --wait or --nowait option might be useful, though I'd really
>>  like to solve the username/passwd problem... I think we need any
>>  anonymous way to query the status...
> Whether to poll and how to poll are two separate issues to me. I agree
> that we do need a way to anonymously query the status but I don't
> think we need to query the status in the normal/default case in the
> first place. When executing a script we'll need to know the status of
> the server and polling will be necessary but when starting the server
> in foreground polling is unnecessary.
> Jarek

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