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From Afkham Azeez <afk...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Terminating long running request threads
Date Sat, 11 Jun 2011 17:23:08 GMT
Thanks Rainer. I think I can use the RequestProcessor MBeans.

Thanks
Azeez

On Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 8:41 PM, Rainer Jung <rainer.jung@kippdata.de>wrote:

> On 11.06.2011 09:30, Afkham Azeez wrote:
> > Folks,
> > Is there any API to get hold of Tomcat's Connector thread pools?
>
> Each request is registered with an MBean in the MBeanServer.
> As long as the request is running, the MBean contains additional info,
> like the URI, when the request started, the thread name etc.
>
> This gives you enough info to find long running requests and to find the
> thread. But there's no non-deprecated Java API known to have no side
> effects to terminate a thread. If it were (or you find one), we had to
> check how the thread pool behaves w.r.t. "vanishing" threads.
>
> Regards,
>
> Rainer
>
> > On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 10:58 PM, Afkham Azeez <afkham@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >>
> >>
> >> On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 10:51 PM, Caldarale, Charles R <
> >> Chuck.Caldarale@unisys.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>>> From: Afkham Azeez [mailto:afkham@gmail.com]
> >>>> Subject: Terminating long running request threads
> >>>
> >>>> is there a way to get hold of these long running threads
> >>>> & terminate them?
> >>>
> >>> This is not an issue specific to Tomcat; there is no way to safely
> >>> terminate a Java thread without the cooperation of that thread.  Best
> if you
> >>> can code your webapp so that your request processors periodically check
> if
> >>> they've been running too long and give up if so.
> >>>
> >>
> >> Yes, it is not a Tomcat specific issue. The thing is, we don't have
> total
> >> control over what type of webapps will be deployed. We do restrict
> certain
> >> operations using a Java Security Manager, but I do not think we can
> restrict
> >> the running time of a Thread using a security manager. Using
> >> the ThreadMXBean we can monitor the time each thread takes, and get the
> >> thread IDs of long running threads. It may be possible to get that
> thread to
> >> terminate if we have some support for that from the Tomcat threadpool.
> Just
> >> thinking out loud.
> >>
> >> Thanks
> >> Azeez
>
>
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