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From bugzi...@apache.org
Subject [Bug 57251] WAR deployment unbelievably slow when unpackWARs=false
Date Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:13:07 GMT
https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=57251

--- Comment #16 from Mark Thomas <markt@apache.org> ---
(In reply to Christopher Schultz from comment #15)
> (In reply to Francisco A. Lozano from comment #12)
> > One question about your reasoning - what's the point of having
> > unpackWARS="false" option if it's so unusably slow in T8?
> 
> One valid use case: read-only filesystem (from Tomcat's perspective).
> unpackWars="false" allows you to run with the host's appBase directory
> non-writable by Tomcat.

There is nothing stopping users copying an exploded directory into the appBase
in the same way a WAR is copied. The ASF's JIRA instance runs this way for
exactly the security concerns you cite.

I do not see any security benefits that are unique to unpackWARs="false"

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