Bug 55125 - Tomcat does not shut down if LifecycleListener throws an exception
Tomcat does not shut down if LifecycleListener throws an exception
Product: Tomcat 7
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Catalina
PC Linux
: P2 normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Tomcat Developers Mailing List
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Reported: 2013-06-21 11:23 UTC by Glyn Normington
Modified: 2013-06-23 20:13 UTC (History)
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2013-06-21 11:23 UTC, Glyn Normington

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Description Glyn Normington 2013-06-21 11:23:54 UTC
Created attachment 30467 [details]

I needed to shut down Tomcat if an application fails to start. I was advised that a LifecycleListener could shut down Tomcat by throwing an IllegalStateException from its lifecycleEvent method. However, this produces severe errors in the logs, but Tomcat does not shut down.

I saw this behaviour on Tomcat 7.0.41 and 7.0.40 using the test web application from here:


and v1.0.0 of the listener from here:


(v1.1.0 of the listener was re-coded to halt the JVM).

I attach catalina.out.

Mark Thomas suggested I raise this bug, so he believes that Tomcat should shut down.
Comment 1 Mark Thomas 2013-06-23 20:13:35 UTC
This has been fixed in trunk and 7.0.x and will be included in 7.0.42 onwards.