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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <>
Subject Re: missing welcome file causes CPU intensive loop
Date Mon, 27 Nov 2000 23:35:13 GMT
Thom Park wrote:

> Hello,
> I've noticed some curious behavior with Tomcat 3.2.beta 8. It seems that if the
> 'global' welcome file (index.html) is missing  then Tomcat will drop into
> a CPU extensive loop (on NT at least)  The easiest way to reproduct this is as
> follows;
> 1. rename %TOMCAT_HOME%\webapps to %TOMCAT_HOME%\webapps_hidden.
> 2. start tomcat
> 3. use your browser of choice to connect to http://localhost:8080/

I have documented this as a restriction in the release notes that will go out with 3.2
final.  It's too close to the final release to risk disrupting things by fixing an error
like this, which can be worked around quite easily by correctly configuring Tomcat.

Craig McClanahan

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