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From Christopher Schultz <>
Subject Re: After stopping tomcat, the tomcat process still appears to be running
Date Wed, 18 Oct 2006 03:56:34 GMT

> 1) use to shut down tomcat
> 2) Now the website appears to be down
> 3) Use ps -ef | grep tomcat to check the processes, tomcat still appears
> to be running:

I suspect that you are seeing another Tomcat process that is either left
over from a previous configuration (say, you changed the port numbers at
some point before you shut the old one down), or from an entirely
different app environment (which would be odd since the paths look the

At any rate, you could probably just "kill -9" the lingering process,
re-start Tomcat, and check to make sure that everything still works as
expected. It's probably nothing to worry about.

If it comes back, though, it's time to start looking around for other
ways that Tomcat is being started on your server.


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