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From Chad La Joie <>
Subject Re: Pool project still active
Date Fri, 25 Jul 2003 11:58:45 GMT
Yes, Matt is correct.  In a production enviornment you most likely do 
not want to set your max connections to Integer.MAX_VALUE.  I suggested 
that only because it's functionally equivalent to setting your 
connections to a negative number, which is what was being attempted.

Hope, Matthew wrote:
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Chad La Joie [] 
>>Sent: 25 July 2003 01:07
>>To: Jakarta Commons Users List
>>Subject: Re: Pool project still active
>>So my suggestion, if you want an unlimited number of 
>>connections is to 
>>set the max allowable connections to Integer.MAX_VALUE, which 
>>is really 
>>the max possible connections you can have open anyways.
> I would point out that your DBA may not be too happy about this - every
> RDBMS has limits to the number of connections it can have open (and it's a
> lot lower than Inteeger.MAX_VALUE). Often it is better to set a limit for
> you application lower than this to allow a little headroom for admin users
> to get in if there is a problem, I would suggest asking your DBA how many
> concurrent connections to the DB would be reasonable...
> Obviously if this is for a performance test suite you may actually want to
> push it as far as possible to see what those limits are... but I would
> discourage any user from actually setting the value to this in a non test
> environment*
> Matt
> * I don't think you meant this but I thought it was a point worth making in
> case it was misinterpreted by others as being a good thing to do
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