Bug#402603: tomcat5.5: blocks on startup until log pipe is read
marcus at better.se
Tue Dec 12 13:42:49 CET 2006
> Is it Debian specific to depend on jsvc to start tomcat?
It's actually the method recommended by upstream:
It's true that it requires a native app (not a library), but it seems to be an
improvement over the previous method. For instance we get a clean shutdown
procedure, which signals Tomcat to stop cleanly. If you kill the jsvc
process, it will let Tomcat do its clean-up before terminating.
The previous solution in catalina.sh appears to be fundamentally broken - it
spawns a new JVM and launches "catalina.startup.Bootstrap stop" which is
ineffective, so the init script times out after a while and kills the
original process. (At least when I tested it - do you have a different
I've made sure that jsvc is updated and builds on all architectures with
proper Java support:
So I suggest we let people test the jsvc method and see what happens. (It's
not considered for etch.) Comments welcome of course.
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