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From Christopher Schultz <>
Subject Re: [OT] Facing Memory leak - 64 bit Tomcat 6.0.35 with windows 2008 R2(64 bit JVM 1.6.0_33)
Date Wed, 05 Sep 2012 22:22:45 GMT
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On 9/5/12 3:43 PM, David kerber wrote:
> On 9/5/2012 3:29 PM, PJ Delsh wrote:
>> Chris and Tim, When we had Tomcat issues, every Tomcat
>> professional we spoke to told us to drop Windows and move to
>> Linux ASAP.  We were told that Tomcat is more stable and less
>> sensitive on Linux, and there are far better troubleshooting
>> tools on Linux than there are for Windows. If this is inaccurate,
>> then Tomcat consulting companies are spreading misinformation. 
>> -PJ
> They're not spreading misinfomation, they're just pushing people
> to where they want them to go for their own purposes.  We have been
> running TC apps on windows for about 15 years (since TC 4.x), with
> some of them taking more than 4 million transactions per day (up to
> 100 per second during peak times), and go months between restarts.
> And even then, those restarts are just for windows security
> updates.

15 years is a stretch even for TC4. In 1999, Sun donated the code to
the ASF which was merged with the existing Apache JServ product. The
name "Apache Tomcat" didn't exist until the donation of code from Sun.

15 years ago (1997), it was called Apache JServ and it was very
immature. It took until 1999 for it to be released as 1.0. I remember
helping evaluate Apache JServ versus Sun's Servlet Server (can't
remember what it was called at the time -- definitely not "Tomcat")
and coming to the conclusion that JServ was unstable and non-compliant
(and a pain to set up, because it required a web server in front!).

- -chris
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