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From Costin Manolache <>
Subject Re: autostart for /admin - was Re: StandardClassLoader ?
Date Tue, 10 Aug 2004 15:20:26 GMT
Remy Maucherat wrote:

>> One simple solution is to add
>> <% // Force the initialization of "action" servlet
>>    RequestDispatcher 
>> actionS=getServletContext().getNamedDispatcher("action").include(request,response);

>> %>
>> in login.jsp
> This seems good enough already.

Ok, I'll check it in then after I figure out why the filter didn't work,

>> A better solution is to add a small filter that will make sure struts 
>> is initialized. However that doesn't seem to work with login.jsp - the 
>> filter is not called ( I tried explicit match, by name, etc ).
> login.jsp is a forward. Did you try mapping the filter on a forward ?

>> 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.

> 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 


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