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From Alain Gaeremynck <>
Subject Re: Tomcat 5.0.28 -- HTTP server dies
Date Fri, 03 Dec 2004 22:35:02 GMT
Does tomcat (the jvm in fact) die?  If so there would be a core file in 
the directory from which you start tomcat.  that would be a good place 
to start

Jon Doe wrote:

> I'm sure the answer to this is pretty straightforward, but I'm 
> struggling to see it.
> I'm running 5.0.28 on Linux. I've uploaded a WAR file which is clearly 
> causing my problems. When I start tomcat (using the script) 
> if I don't have my WAR file installed in the webapps directory nor a 
> context file under conf/Catalina/localhost the system starts without a 
> problem. However, when I try to deploy my app it seems to hang tomcat.
> My question is, how do I idenfiy the problem? I've replaced every 
> occurence of 'debug="0"' with 'debug="99"' (I've no idea what the 
> different debug levels are; but 'greater than zero' seems to be the 
> rule). I've looked at all the files in the logs directory, and nothing 
> gives me a clue.
> The symptons are these. When it starts if I monitor the listening 
> address (netstat -an|grep LIST) I can see the port appear as a 
> listening port. But it then just disappears. I would have expected to 
> see something in the logs directory. logs/catalina.out simply says 
> '...Installing...'. But it doesn't say when it's installed, or give 
> any messages to say it hasn't installed. I would have expected Java 
> exception output.
> So can anyone give me any clues? Am I correct to just look under logs? 
> I've looked in /var/log as well, but there's nothing there. Are there 
> any debug hints for this sort of issue. I can't seem to get any 
> meaningful logging out of tomcat.
> Any help will be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Joe
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