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From "Diego Yasuhiko Kurisaki" <>
Subject Re: 20 Tips for Using Tomcat in Production
Date Tue, 21 Aug 2007 22:35:01 GMT
I agree, i'm not willing to pay the management overhead of putting my shared
libraries to the tomcat common lib, unless my gains are very big in terms of
memory consumption.

I don't really think you should change for another one though, but you can
make regards about the cons of that approach.

Anyway, great work 5 stars.

On 8/21/07, Ben Souther <> wrote:
>                              From:
> Christopher Schultz
> > I also agree with David and, uh, David, that #6 is a little dubious.
> > Yes, moving shared libraries into the common/lib directory will save you
> > some memory, but it creates a management headache when it comes to
> > version numbers, WAR packaging, etc. Ideally, the WAR contains
> > everything the webapp needs. If you rely on the servlet container to
> > provide essential libraries, you are changing your deployment strategy
> > significantly.
> +1
> Starting with Servlet Spec 2.3 (I think) there has been an emphasis on
> putting everything a web app needs to run into its war file.
> To put include something that runs contrary to this 'best practice' in
> an article of tips at this point in time doesn't sound like a good idea.
> I would seriously consider replacing that one with something else.
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Diego Yasuhiko Kurisaki

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