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From "Jonathan Eric Miller" <>
Subject Re: Disadvantages to using unpackWARs="false"?
Date Thu, 18 Nov 2004 18:03:48 GMT
OK, thanks for the info. Like you mentioned, I was thinking that 
redeployment would be easier with it set to false. I just wanted to make 
sure that I wouldn't be incurring a performance hit and the expense of not 
having to mess around with an extra directory. Thanks.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shapira, Yoav" <>
To: "Tomcat Users List" <>
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 11:08 AM
Subject: RE: Disadvantages to using unpackWARs="false"?

> Hi,
>>Does anyone know if there are disadvantages to setting
> unpackWARs="false"?
>>What I'm wondering is if it then has to uncompress the .war file
> everytime
>>resource is accessed thus causing a performance hit?
> We don't uncompress the file on every resource request ;)  That'd be
> fairly awful design.  In fact, even with unpackWARs set to true, the WAR
> may still be unpacked by Tomcat *in its work directory* for internal
> use.  It just means it won't be unpacked in the webapps directory, and
> therefore redeployment is easier.
> Yoav Shapira

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