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Subject Re: How to get java process id of a user running tomcat
Date Thu, 03 Dec 2009 17:36:47 GMT
On 03/12/2009 17:09, wrote:
> Hi
> Me being the one who made the ridiculous suggestion of using ps, am now enlightened and
will be using jps -mlv and spreading the word...
> That being said is there any opinions about the soundness of using the Redhat/Centos
startup/shutdown script for Tomcat?

No idea how it works, but presumably it was written to shutdown the 
server, ergo it should be reasonable to use it as intended.

If Tomcat doesn't stop, find out why.


> Regards
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Schultz []
> Sent: 02 December 2009 20:40
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: Re: How to get java process id of a user running tomcat
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> Phani,
> On 12/2/2009 1:30 AM, raj kumar wrote:
>> When i ran tomcat and shut it down my java process is not closing along with
>> shutdown.
> See others' responses for why you should have to do this. Otherwise...
>> i need to kill it explicitly. So  I would like to know how to
>> identify the java process of the logged in user who started the server. so
>> that i can kill the process id from the script itself.
> You won't be using the script to kill Tomcat unless you hack
> it up to do that. I'd recommend against that.
> What I would recommend is using the CATALINA_PID environment variable
> helpfully documented in bin/
> # Environment Variable Prequisites
> [...]
> #   CATALINA_PID    (Optional) Path of the file which should contains
> #                   the pid of catalina startup java process, when
> #                   start (fork) is used
> Try setting this environment variable to something like
> "/var/run/" and you should get a file in that location
> containing the pid of the Java process started by Tomcat.
> Then, you can do something like:
> $ kill -9 `cat /var/run/`
> Forget all these ridiculous suggestions of running 'ps' and grepping the
> output for all kinds of crazy strings. That may or may not work at all.
> The above strategy was intended by the Tomcat developers to be used to
> capture the PID of the Java process, so go ahead and use that.
> - -chris
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