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Tom Fulton
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Joined: Mar 30, 2006
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I have a question for our guest authors David and Peter, regarding JBoss, and their book JBoss in Action:

Will your book talk about using JBoss in development? Specifically, the irritating feature of JBoss (at least 4.2.2, which I use) that causes PermGen space to be sucked up by repeated deployments? I have tried various options (including the one promoted by a previous guest author of Seam in Action), but it seems that PermGen fails to get cleaned up correctly, after only a few deployments (say, 8 or so).

I am also curious about whether your book will cover the confusing Class Loader strategy that JBoss uses. I have the specific problem where I want to be able to have both MyFaces and JSF applications reside on the same server, and have to jump through some major hoops to do this.

Peter Johnson

Joined: May 14, 2008
Posts: 5852

This is not a development book, so we do not go into the permgen size issue.

We do cover the classcloader, though probably not to the detail that you might want. The JBoss docs already provide quite a bit of detailed discussion; what we felt was missing was a beginners discussion of classloading - something to get you started so that you could tackle that topic in the JBoss docs and not immediately get lost.

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