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From Ofer Israeli <>
Subject Re: Bug in Tomcat AJP Connector?
Date Thu, 05 Apr 2012 21:17:36 GMT

On 5 באפר 2012, at 18:58, "Konstantin Kolinko" <> wrote:

> 2012/4/5 Ofer Israeli <>:
>> Mark Thomas wrote:
>>> On 04/04/2012 17:02, Ofer Israeli wrote:
>>> Once you have an OOME all bets are off. The JVM needs to be restarted.
>>> There is no guarantee of reliable operation after an OOME.
>>> Mark
>> Hi Mark,
>> I agree that there in such a situation the JVM should be restarted, but it isn't
restarted by Tomcat.  On the other hand, Tomcat does take some precautious actions and kills
the accepting thread, but in such a case it should also close the socket that thread is listening
on otherwise it is leaving garbage around after the thread's death.
>> Do you see any reason as not to close the listening socket?
> 1. Tomcat does not start JVM  thus it cannot restart it.
> You need some external tool or script or admin to perform monitoring
> and (re)starts.
> 2. OOM can happen at a random place. Once it happens, it is likely
> that other places will also start to fail randomly. It is also likely
> that your attempts to recover will fail as well.
> Mark already mentioned it: "all bets are off".
> Best regards,
> Konstantin Kolinko
Hi Konstantin,

I agree regarding the OOM bringing TC to a state where it must be restored, but my point remains:
if there is code that handles catching this exception and terminating the thread, why not
terminate gracefully by closing the listening socket before killing the thread?

Best regards,
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