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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: Handling requests when under load - ACCEPT and RST vs non-ACCEPT
Date Fri, 02 Nov 2012 19:51:41 GMT
On 02/11/2012 19:13, Asankha C. Perera wrote:
> Hi Esmond
> You are correct. As I recently found out Tomcat and Java is not causing
> this explicitly, as I first thought. So there is no 'bug' to be fixed.
> But I believe there is an elegant way to refuse further connections when
> under load by turning off just the 'accepting' of new connections, and
> causing the client to see a 'connection refused' instead of allowing new
> connections, accepting requests and then resetting connections with a
> 'connection reset', preventing the client from a clean failover for
> non-idempotent requests. Apache HttpComponents/NIO library already
> supports this, so its something that Tomcat too can support if the
> community thinks it would be useful.

Or you could just read the configuration documentation for the
connector. Hint: acceptCount - and it has been there since at least
Tomcat 4.


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