I have 2 applications(for instance A and B) where the aplicationA exposes a webservice to the aplication B. This applications are runnnig on the same machine and same Tomcat.
If i install the aplications one by one there's no problem.
When i reboot the tomcat i can see the app A starting fine but the app B hangs when looks for the webservice exposed by the app A.
If you start with a version of Tomcat which has no applications installed, and then install application B, what happens?
My guess: application B will hang in the same way as in the situation you described in your original post. If that's the case, then you would have to fix application B so that it doesn't behave so badly when application A is unavailable.
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