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From Mike Sabroff <>
Subject Re: Can we stop tomcat using System.exit(int)
Date Tue, 07 Feb 2006 15:00:28 GMT
when you call System.exit(), you shut down the jvm. It is no wonder that 
tomcat gets hung.
you don't want to make your code specific to tomcat, but yet you want to 
shut tomcat down??
write a method that does a system call, "kill -9 pid" is a 
file containing the pid of the tomcat instance (found in CATALINA_HOME 
or wherever your environment is set to put in. If you switch servlet 
engines, this will still work with minor modifications. crude, but so is 
System.exit(). wrote:
> Hi,
> My web application requires database pool connection while startup, when
> it fails for any reason I need to stop the tomcat server as well.
> I have used System.exit(int); int here I tried with Zero and non-zero
> value.
> The result is tomcat gets hung.
> I understand it has to do with Java rather than Tomcat, however I'm
> looking for a suggestion to stop tomcat in a way similar to the above.
> I have learnt to stop tomcat
> a) programmatically using Bootstrap classes, (stops successfully only if
> you start programmatically)
> b) by invoking
> c) by connecting to the server at port 8005, and send the shutdown
> string.
> All the above methods have yielded the same result, moreover it would
> make my application coded specific to tomcat or Linux;
> I have also googled with the phrase "~tomcat crash", "stop ~tomcat",
> "system.exit ~tomcat", ""system.exit ~jvm""; to at least find out that
> the task cannot be done, however it helped me a little.
> Here are the versions of server, os and java I'm using.
> Tomcat: 5.x
> OS : Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0
> Java: 1.5
> Can somebody help me regarding the same.
> Regards,
> Kiran Tadepalli
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