This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
About half the time I stop Tomcat, a process is hung. I usually have to kill this process with the kill command. Is there a specific reason for this, or a better way to kill it. I know there is a proc command that will kill all processes of an executable on some linux distros. However, it is not available on Red Hat. How have others dealt with this?