Springframework shutdown in tomcat don't work

Posted on 2006-06-16
Last Modified: 2013-11-24
Hi everyone,

I'm using the <bean ... init-method="connect" destroy-method="disconnect"> feature in applicationcontext.xml.
While the init-method gets called the destroy method gets not touched if TOMCAT shuts down.
The framework works fine! Just this feature don't work.
Are there any other settings (except the web.xml       <listener><listener-class>org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoaderListener</listener-class></listener>  entry ) needed, to force the springframework to receive the shutdown event from tomcat?

Thanks for the help!


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ID: 16919685
That gets called when the context gets shutdown, is the context getting shut down when tomcat does?

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ID: 16919825
Hi objects,

I just get a
***This server has been successfully shutdown***
message, nothing else. I'm using Eclipse with MyEclipse plugin to control tomcat.
Maybe I should add a log.xml entry for the spring container?


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ID: 16919916
I can't see that the context shuts down in debug mode.
How else could I see that?
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ID: 16919935
I tried to implement  DisposableBean - no effect! Even this method gets not called!! So the container has no control!?
The beans I'm using are singletons by default.

Author Comment

ID: 16920050
Found the reason: If I call it as a service everything works fine. It seems that the MyEclipse plugin don't call the shutdown. Grrrrr.

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ID: 16932686
In the meantime I got response from MyEclipse. They will fix that in upcoming Version 5 in july 2006.

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