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From "Allistair Crossley" <>
Subject RE: Order of WebApp Loading
Date Fri, 16 Sep 2005 14:55:35 GMT
run your dependent web app in it's own tomcat?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Menzel []
> Sent: 16 September 2005 15:55
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: Re: Order of WebApp Loading
> I see,
> if i can't count on the order of loading, I tried something other:
> I set crossContext="true" for both webapps and while in 
> contextInitialized() of the webapp which schould run only after the 
> first webapp finished loading
> I use context.getContext("/db-app") to look if the first app 
> ist already 
> there. If not then it should wait with Thread.sleep().
> Unfortunately my Tomcat 5.5 seems to use only one thread for 
> loading all 
> web-apps, so if I let it wait the loading of all web-apps is blocked.
> Obviously this solution will not work reliably, because it depends on 
> the threading model the container uses to load its apps.
> Do you have any other recommendations for this issue ?
> Kind regards, Peter Menzel
> Robert Harper schrieb:
> >The case is still that most servlet containers, Tomcat included, are
> >multithreaded and order of processing should not be counted 
> on. One app may
> >be swapped out while the other app runs. It is far better to 
> write your
> >servlets so that there is no dependency on order of 
> operation, order of
> >parameters, etc. Another reason not to count on this is that 
> it is not part
> >of the specification and one implementation or version of a 
> container may
> >choose to provide order or not and this might change. There 
> have been many
> >recommendations on how to do this and I would suggest you 
> try them. Your
> >apps will probably end up being more scaleable as well.
> >
> >Robert S. Harper
> >Information Access Technology, Inc.
> >  
> >
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