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From Rainer Jung <>
Subject Re: Multi-Gigabyte Uploads, Tomcat 2GB and higher uploads
Date Wed, 15 Aug 2007 20:05:12 GMT
There have been fixes for >2GB size uploads and downloads between June 
10 and June 5. If we assume, that those fixes will help, you've got a 
coupe of options:

- try with Tomcat 6.0.14, which already contains the fixes. This is a 
major update, but since you are already using Java 5+, you shoujld be 
able to do it in much less than a day.

- we plan to tag a new 5.5 release very soon (end of the week or shortly 
after). If the tag looks good, you can expect a new 5.5 release in 
around 2-4 weeks. A 5.5.25 tarball will be available earlier (likely 
first half of next week), so you can already test it, although it will 
not be officially released at that time.

- You can build your own 5.5 from the sources in the publicly available 
source code management system subversion.

Of course we don't know, if there will be more problems related to libs 
and the platform with the big uploads and downloads, but at least we 
checked, that Tomcat itself handles the Content-Length headers correctly 
with the above mentioned fixes.

In case you additionally combine Tomcat with Apache HTTPD or IIS via 
mod_jk/isapi redirector: the same problem (handling large file contents) 
has been fixed there recently. This is included in release 1.2.24 of 
this web server plugin.



David Hesson wrote:
> Completely sorry, details follows:
> System:
> Windows XP (Home I believe) 32 bit
> 2GB Memory on my system
> Web Application Details/ Other Details:
> JSF Framework (1.1?)
> Commons File Uploads 1.2 attempted to be used
> Tomcat 5.5.17
> I'm going to say that Sun is my JVM vendor??
> JVM is version 1.6
> Tomcat is using these settings:  -Xms512m -Xmx512m (I am not receiving 
> PermGens/OutOfMemoryExceptions by any means)
> I'm compiling at a source level of 1.6 for the web application, the JVM 
> vendor is SUN
> I do have somewhat of a clue as to why the upload itself is not 
> functional when just trying to use the Commons File Upload to stream the 
> file to a temporary location when large uploads are detected.  The 
> content-length has a maximum value of 2.x billion, which is right under 
> two gigabytes.  A 2.xGB file will result in a negative content length 
> from integer overflow into the final, negative bit position.  Other than 
> that, I cannot explain why the servlet/.jsp target of the form post is 
> not being hit and the filter chain calls filters over and over but won't 
> go any further.  After pressing submit, the page acts like nothing 
> happened, and no error messages are generated.  I'm fresh out of college 
> so my lack of experience/knowing what you meant by JVM level kind of 
> threw me off, I have JRE1.6 and JDK1.6 :(
> Here is what came out in Command Prompt issuing this command:
>  >java -version
> java version "1.6.0"
> Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0-b105)
> Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.6.0-b105, mixed mode)
> Thanks once again

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