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From "Stewart, Daniel J" <>
Subject RE: Tomcat sucks at receiving large messages
Date Thu, 02 Oct 2003 16:34:20 GMT
Since I will be occasionally receiving messages in the 10Mbyte range, I
can't read in a line at a time - it takes too long.

The bug in the code below is because will not
necessarily return the whole buffer.  So I replace the line;
With this:
  int length = req.getContentLength();
  char [] charArr = new char[length];
  int readResult = 0;
  int sum = 0;
  do {
    sum += readResult;
    length -= readResult;
    readResult =, sum, length);
  } while (readResult < length);

Thanks for your help.  Any other critiques on the use of the standard
library are welcome.

-----Original Message-----
From: Shapira, Yoav [] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 11:30 AM
To: Tomcat Users List
Subject: RE: Tomcat sucks at receiving large messages


>public void service(HttpServletRequest req, HttpServletResponse res) {
>  BufferedReader reader = req.getReader();
>  try {
>    char [] charArr = new char[req.getContentLength()];
>    String str = new String(charArr);
>    try {
>      File f = new File("servlet.out");
>      PrintWriter out = new PrintWriter(new FileWriter(f));
>      out.print(str);
>      out.flush();
>      out.close();
>    } catch(IOException err { System.err.println(err.toString()); }
>  } catch(IOException err) { System.err.println(err.toString()); } }

What happens if you ditch the req.getContentLength() approach (there are
times when it will be -1 anyways), and do something like: BufferedReader
reader = req.getReader(); StringBuffer contents = new StringBuffer();
String line = null; while((line = reader.readLine()) != null) {


(Later we'll worry about the writing -- first make sure you're reading
the entire contents).

Yoav Shapira

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