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From Michael Wentzel <>
Subject RE: java error window
Date Sat, 21 Jul 2001 20:17:21 GMT
> To cause a servlet to load on starting tomcat, i found the 
> <load-on-startup> tag has been used in tomcat's default 
> web.xml in the conf directory.what does  the no. 
> supplied(-2147483646) stand for?.i used the same no. for my 
> own servlet and it worked fine.

The value refers to the order of startup. In other words,
the lower the number the sooner a servlet is loaded during the
startup process.  This is particularly important if you make a
request in one servlet to another servlet.  It best to use this,
in practice, with values greater than 0.

> Try this: Can i create a servlet which loads on tomcat 
> startup,and access database in the init method?if yes--my 
> server window showed that the servlet retrieved data from 
> database as expected,but then an illegal operation window 
> appeared  and my server stopped repeatedly.
> if this is due memory shortage is it due my 
> Database,jvm,tomcat being on the same machine(Win98,oracle 
> personal ed.,tomcat3.2.1,jdk1.2.2). on suggested by 
> Andrew( i played with the memory 
> settings in dos properties frame,but to no 
> avail.(Incidentally can i use multiple jvms.)
> this same window appears when i use a jsp page accessing 
> database.but it disappears if i use only servlets accessing database.
> the msgbox showed the following:

What JDBC driver are you using?

Michael Wentzel
Software Developer
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