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From "Poitras Christian" <Christian.Poit...@ircm.qc.ca>
Subject RE: Connection closing after timeout on tomcat
Date Fri, 25 Aug 2006 19:28:07 GMT
Try adding a ping query to your sql-map-config. It will detect closed
connection and create a new one.


-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Bauld [mailto:baulde@cpsc.ucalgary.ca] 
Sent: Friday, 25 August 2006 15:19
To: user-java@ibatis.apache.org
Subject: Re: Connection closing after timeout on tomcat

Unsure about using DBCP so probably not. I am creating a new instance of
a SqlMapClient each time a servlet is run.

iBatis 2.1.7
apache-tomcat 5.5.7
mysql 4.1.11

The servlets are accessed from a php script and the output is passed
through apache as a excell file. Its not used that often.

Each servlet executes this
SQLMapper.setIBATIS( sysprops.getProperty( "ibatis" ) );

And everything that uses ibatis accesses the SqlMapClient does so via

And SQLMapper is as follows

package rp.broker;

import java.io.Reader;
import java.sql.SQLException;

import com.ibatis.common.resources.Resources;
import com.ibatis.sqlmap.client.SqlMapClient;
import com.ibatis.sqlmap.client.SqlMapClientBuilder;

public class SQLMapper {
    private static SqlMapClient sqlMap;
    private static String iBATIS;
    private static void setup(){
        try {
            String resource = SQLMapper.getIBATIS();
            Reader reader = Resources.getResourceAsReader(resource);
            sqlMap = null;
            SQLMapper.sqlMap =
        } catch (Exception e) {
            //An error at this point is unrecoverable, so this should
            throw new RuntimeException(
                "Error initializing SQLMapper class.Cause : " +e);
    public static SqlMapClient getSqlMapInstance() throws SQLException {

        return sqlMap;
    public static void close(){
    public static void setIBATIS(String iBATIS) {
        SQLMapper.iBATIS = iBATIS;
    public static String getIBATIS() {
        return iBATIS;

Kris Schneider wrote:
> On 8/25/06, Eric Bauld <baulde@cpsc.ucalgary.ca> wrote:
>> Im having a heck of a time finding the right way to fix this.
>> I have a servlet on a tomcat server, it uses ibatis. It works great 
>> as long as it is being used but when it sits overnight, the 
>> connection times out and the next person to use it will get an error.

>> But then it will work for every request thereafter.
>> I get this exception after it has been sitting.
>> java.sql.SQLException: No operations allowed after connection closed
>> Anyone know of a way to test this to see if the connection has closed
> If you're using DBCP for your connection pooling, see this:
> http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/dbcp/configuration.html
> Specifically the testOnBorrow and validationQuery params.
>> I could just put a bogus query + error catch to "wake up" the 
>> connection, but its not a very proper fix.
>>  - Eric

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