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From Remy Maucherat <>
Subject Re: Soft termination: a demonstration
Date Thu, 10 Jul 2003 23:54:36 GMT
Algis Rudys wrote:

> Greetings --
> As I announces about a week ago, as a part of my research, I have
> developed a mechanism for terminating individual Tomcat webapps (at the
> context level) called soft termination.  For your further enjoyment,
> I've taken the liberty of setting up a demo install of my soft
> termination system.  The demo install is at: 
> In particular, the following URL runs an infinite loop that prints the
> current time each second (note it does this with a "while(true)" and no
> sleeps): 
> And this URL prints the current system status of the machine in question
> (updated once per second):
> Every 10 seconds, termination of the examples webapp is triggered.  Note
> that it is triggered by updating the modification date of the
> ExceptionExample.class file (forcing a reload which terminates the old
> webapp) and not from within Tomcat.
> Once again, links for downloading the code and to the journal article
> describing soft termination can be found off this site: 
> And feel free to badger me with any questions you see fit.
> Enjoy.  Be nice. 

Ok, that sounds cool :)
That kind of tech could add extra robustness to TC. Right now, I don't 
quite undestand how it works, though :-P I'll try to look at it next week.


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