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From bugzi...@apache.org
Subject [Bug 57736] changes from Tomcat 7 to Tomcat 8 causing problems
Date Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:08:47 GMT
https://bz.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=57736

--- Comment #3 from Mark Thomas <markt@apache.org> ---
(In reply to Frank Holler from comment #2)
> To use unpackWars="true" is a problem for us.

Why?

> So i digged a little deeper into the problem.
> I found out that Tomcat 7 and Tomcat 8 both extract classes and libs from
> WEB-INF to CATALINA_BASE/work/[app]/, even if unpackWars="false" is set.

That is not correct. Tomcat 8 does not extract JARs or classes to the work
directory under any circumstances.

One of the options considered to address the performance problems is to restore
the extraction of the JARs to the work directory but that creates complexity in
an area where we have been trying to reduce it. This is still an option of last
resort but my preference - where possible - is to address the reasons why
people can't use unpackWARs="true".

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