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From Remy Maucherat <>
Subject Re: autostart for /admin - was Re: StandardClassLoader ?
Date Tue, 10 Aug 2004 15:31:03 GMT
Costin Manolache wrote:

> Remy Maucherat wrote:
>>> BTW, does the spec says that the form login page is excluded from 
>>> filters ??
>> That's undefined, as it's some kind of internal dispatching of the 
>> container. It seemed reasonable trying to do it with a RD forward.
> Well, if I have a filter on /* and / ( and I added for *.jsp, *.do and 
> anything I could think of ) - I tought it'll be invoked for all 
> requests in that context. Even if it is forwarded.

Well, no. different invocation is a separate mapping (INCLUDE, FORWARD, 
etc; and no, there's no ALL mapping ;) ).

>> I don't really see what it changes for production servers: if 
>> something as heavy as the admin webapp starts up, it's going to kill 
>> the server performance. I agree delaying webapp startup would give a 
>> better impression of performance, but it would be actually bad for a 
>> number of configurations.
> True. The lazy loading should be paired with automatic unloading/sleep 
> of apps  not used recently - again, based on config. In most servers I 
> know, a small number of webapps are used most of the time, and the 
> most webapps are almost never used, or just for very short time. Well 
> - that's just an idea, I don't have an immediate itch for this one. I 
> am impressed with Eclipse plugin architecture - and the way they 
> manage the memory.

Ah ok.
Well, we could try to be progressivly adding these new features to the 
new branch, since I assume it would stay as 
stable-but-with-significant-feature-additions for some time.


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