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From Patrick Kranz <>
Subject Re: Deployment takes forever with many files
Date Thu, 30 Apr 2009 10:26:55 GMT
Sorry, I forgot to mention: I am doing a deployment with the --inPlace 
parameter, so the application is not being copied to the Geronimo 


Patrick Kranz schrieb:
> Hello list,
> I´ve been working with Geronimo for some days now and I have a 
> question regarding the deployment process, especially about what 
> happens behind the scenes.
> I am working on a project that has a lot of content (mainly JSPs but 
> also images, pdfs and so on). For the development environment this 
> content is reduced to a minimum, that is something around 800MB. The 
> live system has more data because customers can upload images and even 
> small videos. This data is placed on a file server and mounted via NFS 
> on the development machines, where the content is linked from the 
> docroot using symbolic links.
> If I start this scenario with Tomcat, the application start takes 
> about 3,5 minutes (really application startup, no copying of data). If 
> I try the same with Geronimo startup takes about 30 minutes with the 
> system almost being idle and enormous network traffic. If I copy all 
> the static content to my system and start geronimo it takes about 5 
> minutes.
> So, my question is, what does Geronimo do in the background that 
> causes this startup time if the content is on a network share and can 
> I prevent this from happening?
> Thanks in advance for every help!
> Greets,
> Patrick
> Geronimo 2.1.4
> System: Linux CentOS 5

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