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From Austin Gonyou <>
Subject Re: Tomcat4 performance.
Date Wed, 24 Apr 2002 16:00:46 GMT
We use this setup, and have gotten it to work quite well, but if you're
using XSLT, then the transformer you're using could be a large part of
the process cost. Also, we had to re-write a lot of code to actually
clean things up because we were doing things in improper ways.
Eventually we squeezed every bit of speed we could have and the
difference between say, SSI parsed data and JBoss/Tomcat using
transforms from a datasource, then handing that to mod_jk/apache is
actually within 1 or 2 second differences. In certain test cases, even
possibly less.


On Wed, 2002-04-24 at 10:51, Clearwater, Pete wrote:
> Hi All.
> I'm currently doing some performance testing in order to convince my
> superiors that we should move away from the expensive Weblogic app
> server to a free JBoss/(Tomcat or Jetty) implementation.  However, I've
> run into a bit of a snag as both Tomcat and
> Jetty appear to be about 50% slower than Weblogic under equivalent
> loads.  Our Web app caches most of it's data so DB access is not a
> concern ( see
> to see it in action) but it does
> output a considerable amount of "dynamic" data.  In my tests I have
> apache configured to ProxyPass all requests for dynamic data and to
> serve all images and static files.
> Does anybody have any tomcat performance tips/tricks I can try?  I've
> already turned all the logging as far down as I can
> When I run it through Optimizeit, 15% of the CPU time is spent in
> org.apache.catalina.connector.ResponseWriter.write().  Because we use a
> lot of includes (each page is comprised of 3-4 included JSP files)  7%
> of the time is also spent in
> org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.loadJSP().
> One thing I'm wondering about - The included JSP files are included
> through RequestDispatcher.include() (I cannot use the JSP:Include tag)
> and in order for the data to appear in the correct order, I had to add
> the tag  "<%@ page buffer="0"
> autoFlush="true" %>" to all of my JSP files.  I assume this doesn't help
> the performance of the system... is there anyway around this?  This is
> not required in Weblogic.
> I realize performance questions are very difficult to answer, but any
> info at all would be greatly appreciated.
> thanks.
> Pete Clearwater
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Austin Gonyou
Systems Architect, CCNA
Coremetrics, Inc.
Phone: 512-698-7250

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