|Re: Graceful shutdown of Tomcat - How? [message #522365 is a reply to message #522184]
||Mon, 22 March 2010 13:43
| Larry Isaacs
Registered: July 2009
> I have Tomcat running from within Eclipse using WTP and can control
> startup and shutdown from the Servers View. However, when I click on
> Stop for a running Tomcat, the server shuts down but doesn't seem to do
> so gracefully, i.e. my 'listener-class' specified in 'web.xml' never
> gets to execute its 'contextDestroyed()' method (at least, I am not
> seeing my logs in the log file).
> When I run the same code in a standalone Tomcat installation, calling
> the 'startup.sh' and 'shutdown.sh' scripts manually from a console, the
> contextDestroyed() method is executed and I see my logging statements in
> the logfile.
> Is there a way to shutdown Tomcat gracefully from within WTP so that my
> listeners get to destroy themselves?
Startup and shutdown aren't really any different within Eclipse and
using external batch scripts. What is different is that within Eclipse,
the separate Tomcat instance may be configured a little differently from
the installed version. For details see the Tomcat FAQ. Logging is
one of the areas that can easily differ. Probably the easiest way to
verify if your context listener is being called is to put a breakpoint
in the contextInitialized() and contextDestroyed() methods, then run in
debug mode and see if the breakpoints are hit.
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