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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 50518] jps.exe and jvisualvm.exe cannot detect tomcat using jdk1.6.0_23
Date Thu, 30 Dec 2010 21:24:38 GMT

--- Comment #7 from Konstantin Kolinko <> 2010-12-30 16:24:33
EST ---
Thank you for your investigation.

Looks like something that we cannot fix, but we may mention it in
RELEASE-NOTES, or on the FAQ page on the Wiki site (editable by everyone). It
is a regression in JDK and concerns not only Tomcat, but any java application
that runs with its own value of

(In reply to comment #3)
> A very short investigation shows the issue.
> 1) Tomcat specifies$CATALINA_BASE/temp in its JVM options.

Note, that if you are using catalina.(sh|bat) to start Tomcat, then the path to
the temporary directory can be customized by setting the "CATALINA_TMPDIR"
environment variable.

One can set it either before running the scripts, or in a bin/setenv.(bat|sh)

> 2) Java 6 Update 23 places the hsperfdata_$USER directory in this directory
> rather than in the normal location where jps, visualvm, etc, expect it.

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