Linux: Release port 8080 after stopping Tomcat – Port 8080 in use by Java

It’s past 3 AM and I finally found out why after stopping my Tomcat server I’m unable to successfully start it again. It seem like Java process won’t go away. To get around that I added the following line to my Tomcat shutdown.sh script:
killall -9 java
and all is well now. Still unorthodox, but works for me. I will write a script to find the process and kill it properly later on.

One thought on “Linux: Release port 8080 after stopping Tomcat – Port 8080 in use by Java

  1. g says:

    i think… the java program which is taking over that port is
    the common way… well,
    how can I say.
    Try to disable or shutdown the tomcat first,

    then see it again… is it used or not.
    hope this might help without killing java program which is still running.

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