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From Markus Schönhaber <>
Subject Re: Very Slow Startup with APR
Date Tue, 21 Aug 2007 12:29:33 GMT
Adrian Sutton wrote:

> RANDFILE is definitely honored and it does work well setting it as / 
> dev/urandom. I've restarted Tomcat a number of times and it stayed  
> fast, plus:
> cat /proc/sys/kernel/random/entropy_avail
> consistently returns low values. Generating activity. In fact, with  
> hindsight the times that Tomcat took longest to start were the times  
> I wasn't doing anything else on the server - but the startup time was  
> always 5 minutes or more and now it starts in under a minute.

Good to hear. Thanks for trying that.
I'll have to find out why for me the value RANDFILE is set to doesn't
seem to have any effect - or, for that matter, whether it really doesn't
have any effect.


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