Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.2 Developer's Guide

Setting the Shutdown Timeout

According to the Connector 1.5 specification, while an application server shuts down, all resource adapters should be stopped. A resource adapter might hang during shutdown, since shutdown is typically a resource intensive operation. To avoid such a situation, you can set a timeout that aborts resource adapter shutdown if exceeded. The default timeout is 30 seconds per resource adapter module. To configure this timeout:

The Application Server deactivates all message-driven bean deployments before stopping a resource adapter.