1. Is there any limit on maximum no of threads that would be created for a servlet by default? (I'm using Tomcat 3.2) If yes, what is the value of this limit? 2. How can I change this limit in Tomcat 3.2? Is there any difference in the configuration of this limit for Tomcat 3 and Tomcat 4? 3. If I increase the maximum no of threads, what OS level limitation would I need to take care of? Like default socket close timeout or what else ...
i don't know of such a thread limitation. the only thing i know what is limitating you is the number of open processes that your os could handle. Linux before kernel 2.6, which you could adjust at compiling the kernel.
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In Tomcat 4 there are configuration settings for the default and max number of request processing Threads - I think the same parameters were used in tomcat 3. Look in server.xml for something like: minProcessors="5" maxProcessors="75" Bill