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From Riaan Oberholzer <riaanoberhol...@yahoo.com>
Subject RE: [Q] Is it safe to create threads in Tomcat web-apps?
Date Mon, 28 Jul 2003 13:26:28 GMT
Yep, thanks... I've heard from other sources as well
that the "ServletContextListener" approach is better.

It gives me some comfort knowing other people find the
approach safe and without too many pitfalls. :)


--- "Shapira, Yoav" <Yoav.Shapira@mpi.com> wrote:
> 
> Howdy,
> 
> >I cannot see why creating a daemon thread cannot
> cater
> >for this. You just start the thread in the init
> method
> >of the InitServlet (or any servlet you create with
> >start-when-app-starts).
> 
> I'm actually a fan of the background daemon-thread
> approach, and think
> the user-threading limitations in full J2EE
> containers is unfortunate
> (although I know where it comes from).
> 
> Be careful about starting and stopping threads in
> the init/destroy
> methods of servlets, however, as the container can
> create/destroy your
> servlets (including load-on-startup servlets) almost
> whenever it wants
> to.  Consider using a context listener instead.
> 
> Yoav Shapira
> 
> 
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