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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: Shutdown Status in Bootstrap/Catalina
Date Mon, 03 Mar 2003 14:30:33 GMT

What would you suggest as the possible outputs from the status command?

Personally, every time I've tried something like this I've run into
granularity problems.  Is the status "ok" when there is a server
process, when the server manager webapp is available, or when user
webapps are all available, or some subset thereof?  If the server is not
running, how will you get a status back?  Etc etc.

Yoav Shapira
Millennium ChemInformatics

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Mark R. Diggory []
>Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 9:28 AM
>Subject: Shutdown Status in Bootstrap/Catalina
>Hi All,
>We're looking into the possibility of improving the Bootstrap/Catalina
>startup/shutdown that is currently used to start/stop tomcat in the
>JPackage RPM distribution for Tomcat 4.l.*.
>What are the chances that a "status" command could be added to the
>Bootstrap/Catalina 4.1.* classes? This would allow us to check the
>status of tomcat while shutting down in the shutdown scripts. For
>scripts that start/stop/restart tomcat as an init.d service (Redhat),
>the script would then be more capabile of waiting for tomcat to shut
>completely down before restarting becuase it wait until the status
>As it is now, when lots of things happen on shutdown, using a shell
>script "sleep" command to wait for shutdown before 'restarting' causes
>the startup to start before the shutdown has fully completed. Having a
>status command would give script developers better control over when
>tomcat has really completely shutdown. Administrators wouldn't have to
>go in and muck around with the scripts sleep time when their
>webapps/connectors require more time to shutdown.
>-Mark Diggory
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