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From Ben Stringer <...@burbong.com>
Subject Re: Can not understand how maxThreads of Connectors works
Date Thu, 24 Jan 2013 22:05:20 GMT


On 25/01/2013, at 6:09 AM, Christopher Schultz <chris@christopherschultz.net> wrote:

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> André,
> 
> On 1/24/13 12:14 PM, André Warnier wrote:
>> Now, considering this, there are a number of possibilities : - the
>> documentation is totally wrong - there is a bug in Tomcat - your
>> Tomcat server is not using this server.xml - or, it being rather
>> unlikely that processing 0 requests is what a normal user would
>> want, the Tomcat developers have coded this so that an obviously
>> nonsensical value of 0 would result in the default (of 200) being
>> applied.
> 
> That last one is not true: the code will happily accept maxThreads=0
> but then will throw an exception when the connector tries to actually
> start its Executor.
> 
> I suspect Hermes is editing some unrelated server.xml file: his
> observations seem totally in-line with that hypothesis.
> 
> Hermes, try modifying your server.xml file to be syntactically
> incorrect. For example, put a "<!--" into the middle of the file and
> try to start Tomcat. If it still starts, you are editing the wrong file.

And if using a Linux OS, you can use "lsof" to identify what file descriptors the tomcat JVM
has opened, this is handy for tracking down issues with misplaced  conf files.

Cheers, Ben

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> - -chris
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