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From Filip Hanik - Dev Lists <devli...@hanik.com>
Subject Re: Tomcat native.
Date Wed, 08 Aug 2007 20:44:04 GMT
Alec Bickerton wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I've only recently returned to using tomcat since tomcat 4.0.1 and I 
> note that things have moved on somewhat. I'm currently working with 
> the Tomcat 5.5.xx line. I would like to know is :
>
> What exactly is the advantage of using the tomcat-native library?
no longer having maxThreads==maxConnections, with the native library you 
can have more open connections than you have threads in Tomcat.
Also, for SSL you can use openSSL, much faster than Java SSL

Filip
>
>
> I work with some fairly large Linux cluster, that typically have more 
> than 2 tomcat instances for physical server. These machines have a 
> large number of request and use a significant amount of RAM as you'd 
> expect.
>
> The Web page states.
> Advanced IO functionality, OS level functionality and Native process 
> handling .
>
> Which is all very good, but it doesn't tell me what I need to know in 
> order the convince the people higher up the food chain, to at using it.
> From the testing I've done, performance difference is marginal at best 
> and memory usage is virtually the same as without.
>
> What real world impact will this have on applications that don't use 
> OpenSSL, but do need lots of thread and lots of memory.
>
> Regards,
> Alec
>
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