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From Amila Suriarachchi <>
Subject Re: Possible memory leak in Axis2 1.4.1?
Date Tue, 09 Mar 2010 05:02:25 GMT
On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 8:55 PM, Chinmoy Chakraborty <>wrote:

> Hi All,
> I have an application which uses Axis2 1.4.1. When we have Axis2 configured
> (servlet mappings) in web.xml we get following error in Tomcat 6.0.24.
> "*A web application appears to have started a thread named [Timer-0] but
> has failed to stop it. This is very likely to create a memory leak*".

 Axis2 starts a new timer task to pool the deployment directory. This could
be this thread.
try switch offing hotUpdate
<parameter name="hotdeployment">false</parameter>


> According to tomcat developers this happens when an app starts a thread but
> never stops it. Tomcat tries to stop the thread (6.0.22 onwards) if tomcat
> fails to stop the thread, it gives above message.
> If we comment out Axis2 servlet mappings in web.xml we do not get the
> error.
> Any comments?
> Chinmoy

Amila Suriarachchi
WSO2 Inc.

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