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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: TC 6.0.20 - how to know session restored on restart?
Date Fri, 07 Aug 2009 19:06:37 GMT
David Wall wrote:
>>> It seems if I can see all sessions that are started and stopped using
>>> SessionListener, there should be no reason why we can't get the sessions
>>> auto-built from session persistence when Tomcat restarts a web app,
>>> too.  Any tricks to figure this out?
>> Try reading the reply I wrote about 9 hours ago.
> Boy, I was watching the list, so it must have been spam filtered on me
> or something.  Anyway, you (Mark) mention using
> HttpSessionActivationListener, but what's the trick to make that work so
> on startup I can find all the sessions automatically created by Tomcat
> from the serialized session file?
> My first attempt was to implement those two methods in my class that
> already implements HttpSessionListener, but these methods were never
> called.  On closer reading, it appears that this is an interface to be
> implemented by an object that I then store in the session attributes. 
> Do I create an object that implements HttpSessionActivationListener,
> store that in all sessions so on restart Tomcat will then notify those
> objects that they have been activated so I can then store the session
> info in my list?

Short of delving into the Tomcat internals, I think that is your only


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