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run servlet after tomcat has started

 
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hi

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

http://localhost:8080/Messenger/com.gekko.messenger.servlet.Server

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

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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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