How are you starting Tomcat? With startup.bat in a command prompt window or what?
Have you modified the application.properties file since the last time it worked?
Is Tomcat consuming CPU time when it is "hung"?
Have you checked the log files for possible error messages?
Joined: Apr 10, 2003
No, I started the Tomcat by typing ./startup.sh
I did not modify the application.properties file
There is no exception in the log file.
Any other clues?
Author and all-around good cowpoke
Joined: Mar 22, 2000
My guess is that Tomcat is trying to create/start some resource that is defined in the properties file. A resource that is for some reason not available, and whatever code is executing does not have a way to recover from the resource not being there.