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From Tim Funk <>
Subject Re: production settings for Tomcat
Date Thu, 29 Jan 2004 12:39:16 GMT
Oddly enough, I usually ignore all those settings until I run into a problem. 
(With the exception of maxThreads since I run apache in from of tomcat.)

Since 1.4 - I think the -server option has been ok to use. (YMMV)

As for memory settings - you should at least pick a default -Xmx(...) so you 
have a base to start from when doing your tweaks than guessing what the 
defaults are.

My opinion on options are that each option was added because someone had a 
problem. Ignore them until you have that problem. (Benchmarking notes those 
problems quickly instead of a 'wait and see' approach when the box is sitting 
in production)


Pete Stokes wrote:

> Hi.
> I've had differing comments about certain setting for Tomcat in 
> production, namely:
> server.xml,
> (under default connector port 8080),
> how can I guestimate good settings for the maxThreads, 
> min/maxSpareThreads looking at a reasonable size app but thinking about 
> the RAM etc on the box so that the box gives it all but doesn't give too 
> much!
> and for JVM options,
> -server
> -Xss (thread stack size)
> Any comments would be useful.
> Thanks,
> Pete.

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