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Add a button in Admin Client to kill a single hanging HTTP worker task

So the admin would not need to kill the whole HTTP task.


Mark Reiser, sirius-net GmbH

  • Guest
  • Jul 25 2018
  • Under Consideration
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  • Guest commented
    17 Nov, 2020 08:50am

    Unfortenately, this topic isn't that easy as the HTTP worker thread that is going wild (e.g. in an infinite loop) could hold resources/locks even if you are not aware of them.

    See these articles for a discussion:



    But what I would like to see is that Domino is able to kill the HTTP task after a configured timeout value when shutting down/restarting the whole server or the HTTP task.

    Currently it keeps hanging in an infinitely loop posting messages to the server console that the HTTP task is still executing code and you need to call the admin to kill all server processes. That is a pretty bad developer experience and can take much time to have the server running again.

    Karsten Lehmann, Mindoo

  • Guest commented
    31 Mar, 2020 02:03pm

    It seems that Thomas Hampel has never been faced the real production Domino XPages environment as a developer and maintainer, that's where his clever 'fix-n-go' advice comes from.

  • Guest commented
    15 Feb, 2020 08:25pm

    The root cause could vary wildly, it could be a bug in third-party software (including Domino), or developer – written code, and may be in production when it happens. Regardless of the root cause, there at times need to kill the thread. Today, the only way to kill the thread is to kill HTTP entirely which is bad, especially in production environments.

  • Guest commented
    1 Aug, 2019 10:47am

    In addition: We need a way to kill the http task from the Domino console when a worker task has gone wild. Currently the only way to handle that situation seems to be killing the http task on the OS level -- very bad.

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    Thomas Hampel commented
    7 Aug, 2018 12:03pm

    Wouldn't it be better to fix the root cause rather than just killing a worker thread ?