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run servlet after tomcat has started

Isaac Jones

Joined: Jun 18, 2004
Posts: 25

i have a server servlet which i have to start as follows:


is there a way to run the servlet right after tomcat has started. i've tried to configure the web.xml file with load on startup but then tomcat doesn't finish starting because i have a while loop in my init method to accept connections.
anyone got an idea how to do this?

thanks, sgl
Nitin Dubey
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Joined: Oct 30, 2000
Posts: 126

Spwan a thread in the servlet loaded at tomcat startup. This won't stop execution of tomcat server.

Nitin Dubey
Jeroen Wenting
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Joined: Oct 12, 2000
Posts: 5093
BAD. Your servlet would lock up Tomcat in that while loop forever from the moment you started it.
At the very least make it thread-safe and have it yield regularly, that should solve your lock problems.

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