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From Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: nio ajp connector status
Date Thu, 09 Sep 2010 20:03:18 GMT
On 09/09/2010 20:02, Christopher Schultz wrote:
> Mark,
> 
> On 9/6/2010 3:17 AM, Mark Thomas wrote:
>> On 06/09/2010 03:34, Anthony J. Biacco wrote:
>>> Anybody know if there's any plans to make this connector
>>> production-ready in the near future for 6.x/7.x?
>>> Also, what the current major problems/gotchas are for it and the
>>> circumstances where it may be beneficial vs. APR AJP?
> 
>> Nope. It was only ever experimental in 6.0.x and has been dropped from
>> Tomcat 7.
> 
> Was this dropped due to lack of interest, or is this an idea that just
> doesn't make any sense? (I don't intend that question to be in any way
> pejorative.)

Partially lack of interest, partially because it was based on the same
pre-Coyote code as code as the older BIO connector
org.apache.jk.server.JkCoyoteHandlerwhich which was also dropped and
partially because I was looking for any excuse to make the code base
smaller, more consistent and easier to maintain. I still have going
through the 7.0.x code and purging anything that is no longer used on my
to-do list (maybe once I figure out what on earth is causing bug 49884).
The obvious stuff has gone but I suspect there is a lot more.

There is a Coyote replacement for BIO: org.apache.coyote.ajp.AjpProtocol
but not for NIO.

Personally I have no urge to write another connector but the nice thing
about the ASF is if that is an itch someone wants to scratch then they
are free to do so.

Mark

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