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From "Kevin A. Burton" <>
Subject Re: 'Lock obtain timed out' even though NO locks exist...
Date Wed, 28 Apr 2004 21:13:11 GMT
Gus Kormeier wrote:

>Not sure if our installation is the same or not, but we are also using
>I had a similiar problem last week, it occurred after Tomcat went through a
>hard restart and some software errors had the website hammered.
>I found the lock file in /usr/local/tomcat/temp/ using locate.
>According to the README.txt this is a directory created for the JVM within
>Tomcat.  So it is a system temp directory, just inside Tomcat.
Man... you ROCK!  I didn't even THINK of that... Hm... I wonder if we 
should include the name of the lock file in the Exception within 
Tomcat.  That would probably have saved me a lot of time :)

Either that or we can put this in the wiki



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