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From "Caldarale, Charles R" <Chuck.Caldar...@unisys.com>
Subject RE: What are the benefits of using Tomcat Native when using AJP connector?
Date Tue, 03 Feb 2009 19:23:03 GMT
> From: Jorge Medina [mailto:jmedina@e-dialog.com]
> Subject: What are the benefits of using Tomcat Native when
> using AJP connector?
>
> "When APR is enabled, the AJP connector will use a socket poller for
> keepalive, increasing scalability of the server. As AJP is designed
> around a pool of persistent (or almost persistent) connections, this
> will reduce significantly the amount of processing threads needed by
> Tomcat."

It does not reduce the number of threads required to handle concurrent requests, but it does
eliminate the dedication of a thread to a connection when that connection is in an idle (keep-alive)
state.  Whether or not that's significant in your environment depends on how busy your connections
are.

 - Chuck


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