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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 52326] Lower log level for failed class loading
Date Mon, 02 Jan 2012 07:24:44 GMT

--- Comment #6 from Chris Beams <> 2012-01-02 07:24:44 UTC ---
Hi Konstantin,

Right, the 'metadata-complete' attribute has been around for a while, but when
used against Servlet 3.0+, its semantics expand to mean that
ServletContainerInitializer processing is skipped altogether.  For users
experiencing long startup times due to ServletContainerInitializer classloading
overhead, metadata-complete="true" provides a simple way of avoiding the

Of course, the trouble is that these users may actually want or need to use
ServletContainerInitializer functionality, for example taking advantage of
Spring 3.1's WebApplicationInitializer support[1].  As long as SCI processing
involves expensive classloading, larger applications will suffer from long
startup times and thus be encouraged to "shut off" this functionality via




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