Tomcat 5.5 --- tomcat55ctl --- increase max vm heap space ?

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Tue Jul 26 19:25:14 GMT 2005

On Mon, Jul 25, 2005 at 11:21:38PM +0200, Herve Quiroz wrote:

> Please, all people motivated by this issue have a look at PR 33018 [1]
> and tell me if there is something wrong with a plain rcNG shell script.
> Whether there is indeed some mandatory feature that can only be provided by
> some C program or not, we need to know it so we can already close some
> PRs and find a solution, at last.

The major reason why Ernst introduced the daemonctl program was so that
tomcat/jboss wouldn't be running as root. Having it run as root
introduces the possibility of a root-hack via tomcat/jboss. If you can
make it easily run under the `www' pseudo user that would be cool.

The secondary purpose of the daemonctl program was convenience
related: you don't have to be root to start the service, just a
member of `www'. Dunno if you can easily replicate this with a shell
script though.

Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
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