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From Rainer Jung <>
Subject Re: Classloader Concept
Date Tue, 24 Apr 2007 20:22:51 GMT
... and finally don't forget, that the pathes used by these class
loaders are configured in conf/

Luis Rivera schrieb:
> Well, that makes sense and I have had no problems using the shared class
> loader. I guess I did something wrong when I tried to use the common class
> loader for my jni classes. I guess I am light years away from really
> knowing
> tomcat :)
> --Luis R.
> On 4/24/07, David Smith <> wrote:
>> My experience has been the reverse -- shared/lib is usually disabled and
>> not working, common/lib is used most of the time.
>> The difference between the two is common/lib is visible to both tomcat
>> internals and the webapps.  That's why we put the db drivers in there
>> for container managed connection pooling.   Shared/lib is only visible
>> to the webapps -- tomcat internals can't see or access it.
>> --David

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