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From Renato Weiner <>
Subject Killing endless loop servlet - howto ? killing JVM or unload class ?
Date Mon, 02 Jul 2001 13:02:38 GMT

Hi all, 
I'm rolling out a successful Tomcat instalation in a shared environment ( it's a great software
! ). But I have a concern. 
I created a servlet that loops forever ( a very stupid one, by the way ). When I executed
it, it allocates a Tomcat thread and it just runs forever. If I try to kill it after it consumed,
let's say, 30 seconds of processing, it ended up killing the whole JVM. 
First, I don't know if it's killing a thread is the right approach. Should I do that, without
shutdown Tomcat ? Is there a way to set a 'time-out' for a Servlet ? What I can doin this
situation ? Is there an Interceptor that can unload this class somehow ? 
Thanks in advance 
Renato - Brazil 
P.S. I'm running Linux, kernel 2.4.3, Tomcat 3.2.2

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