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From "Stephen Charles Huey" <stephenh...@fastmail.fm>
Subject is tomcat failing?
Date Wed, 06 Oct 2004 19:59:42 GMT
We're using Tomcat 4.1.27 and we have a main database that the web app
uses most of the time, and then a small MySQL database that Tomcat is
configured to use for basic authentication.  We used to have trouble
with the main db hanging up on us, so we had a little watch program
running to restart Tomcat to reset the db connections whenever it could
no longer open a JSP that performed some minor db access, but now we've
resolved that problem.  However, Tomcat still hangs on us (albeit less
frequently), and now we're wondering if this issue is completely
different.  

Could MySQL be hanging on us, or is it Tomcat?  For a while we've been
thinking it was MySQL, but couldn't test it very easily.  Today, I was
browsing the site, and all of a sudden some images stopped loading (only
some, not all), and some of the text sizes were weird, meaning it seemed
like the stylesheet wasn't loading.  Right after this, our site went
down as it does a few times every day, and we had to restart Tomcat. 
Often when we have to restart it, we have to restart it again a short
time later (during peak time).  

Any ideas as to what's going on here?  

Thanks,
Stephen

P.S.  I decided to play with Tomcat 5 a few months ago, but got annoyed
at all the changes necessary to reconfigure our web app, so I put it
aside without finishing it.  Do we need that, or just a later version of
Tomcat 4, or what?  

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