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From Alexandre Rafalovitch <>
Subject Re: Improper shutdown of Solr in Jetty 9
Date Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:20:40 GMT
Thanks for letting us know. See if you can add it to the documentation

Solr is not using Tomcat 9, but I believe that was primarily because Tomcat
9 requires Java 7 and Solr 4.x is staying with Java 6 as minimum


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On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 10:09 AM, Artem Karpenko <>wrote:

> Uh, sorry for spamming, but if anyone interested there is a way to
> properly shutdown Jetty when it's launched with --exec flag.
> You can use JMX to invoke method stop() on the Jetty's Server MBean. This
> triggers a proper shutdown with all Solr's close() callbacks executed.
> I wonder why it's not noted at least in Jetty documentation.
> Regards,
> Artem Karpenko.
> 30.07.2013 16:58, Artem Karpenko пишет:
>  After some investigation I found that the problem is not with Jetty's
>> version but usage of --exec flag.
>> Namely, when --exec is used (to specify JVM args) then shutdown is not
>> graceful, it seems that Java process that is just killed.
>> Not sure how to handle this...
>> Regards,
>> Artem Karpenko.
>> 29.07.2013 16:51, Artem Karpenko пишет:
>>> Hi,
>>> I can't make Solr shut down properly when using Jetty 9. Tested this
>>> with a simple plugin that only extends DirectUpdateHandler2, creates a
>>> file in constructor and deletes it in close(). While it's working fine
>>> in the example installation (the one that can be downloaded from Solr
>>> site) and in the simple custom installation with Jetty 8, it won't in
>>> Jetty 9. There is not much logging at shutdown at all, just Jetty's
>>> "closing selector" or smth., unlike with Jetty 8 where it prints various
>>> "Graceful shutdown" messages from Solr.
>>> Installation procedure I used for both Jettys is rather simple: just put
>>> solr.war into webapps/ directory, plugin JAR into {core}/lib/ and
>>> configure update handler in solrconfig.xml.
>>> OS is Windows 7, Solr 4.4.
>>> I tried to stop Jetty with both "Ctrl+C" and "java start.jar [port/key
>>> params] --stop". For Jetty 8 it works fine even with Ctrl+C.
>>> Did anybody stumble on this issue?
>>> Best regards,
>>> Artem.

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