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From "Martin Gainty" <>
Subject Re: Aborting servlet init() method
Date Sun, 03 Sep 2006 15:28:52 GMT
But this will exit TOMCAT as well as the VM..

perhaps you can make a startup script which checks for the desired process and then forks
depending on found process

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Bauer" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, September 03, 2006 10:01 AM
Subject: Aborting servlet init() method

> Hi all,
> i have the following problem here:
> If the used database is not available at startup of the servlet, the
> initialization should be aborted and the servlet should be in a
> stopped state to be able to start it again if the database is
> available again.
> Waiting for the database is not an option since some processes will be
> left running when tomcat is stopped without a working database.
> So my question is how a servlet can be stopped from within the
> servlet? Throw some kind of exception?
> thx,
> Peter
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