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From Tim Funk <>
Subject Re: Tunning up Tomcat to run web application on desktops in the single user environment with limitted resources
Date Wed, 03 Dec 2003 18:46:16 GMT
You can probably delete the following from server/lib
servlets-invoker.jar ( And remove from web.xml)
servlets-manager.jar (Unless you *need* the manager)
# Only keep the connectors that you plan on using

In web.xml, comment out jsp servlet and remove jasper-compiler.jar from 

If you don't need the manager, admin, to compile jsp (which you don't since 
they are precompiled), I think you might be able to get away with removing 
all ant related jars too.


Kris Gemborys wrote:

> First I want to apologize for another of these mails "what is better 
> jetty vs tomcat' but most of the available resources compare both 
> containers in the environment where they are serving multiple concurrent 
> requests. What I am interested is the container that utilizes as little 
> resources as possible and is the most responsive while running on 
> Pentium III or low-end Pentium 4 laptop with small amount of RAM serving 
> single user. My limited knowledge about both products does not allow me 
> to perform any type of container configuration beyond of lowering 
> maximum number of threads for jetty.
> Here is what I have done so far and my results:
> Windows XP Professional/Pentium 4 M  - 2 Ghz/Tomcat 4.1.24/Jetty 
> 4.2.15/JDK 1.4.1
> Prototype application uses XSLT/XML/Cloudscape with no connection pooling
> I removed all preinstalled Tomcat web applications except Manager.
> I also removed bunch of other files from Jetty, Tomcat and SUN's JDK 
> packages which helped me to create two distributable 20 MB zips for both 
> JDK/Tomcat and JDK/ Jetty.
> I deployed a prototype application to both Jetty and Tomcat.
> I precompiled all jsp for both Jetty and Tomcat - fortunately they both 
> are using jasper :-)
> I have observed that Jetty starts and loads application at least twice 
> faster and uses 25% less memory. The pages were rendered within 1 sec.
> I am not using <load-on-startup>. to conserve RAM.
> Does anybody have comments on this topic?
> Are there any Tomcat specific hints to improve its performance and 
> reduce amount of utilized resources assuming that it is being used by a 
> single user?
> Thanks for help, Kris.
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