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Turn on Servlet Reloading?

bat ken

Joined: Dec 28, 2005
Posts: 24
Hello friends,

I am learning to set up tomcat apache server, I found some website is require us to turn on servlet reloading by Edit "install_dir/conf/context.xml" and change

<Context reloadable="true">

Can anyone tell me the purpose of doing this?

please help...

thank you
[ April 02, 2006: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
Posts: 63865

By doing so in development, the container will monitor the web app and automatically trigger a reload if class files or jars get added or changed.

This should never be done in production as the monitoring is costly.

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bat ken

Joined: Dec 28, 2005
Posts: 24
Thanks alot!

But what do means by saying that it is "costly"? since I only change the code
I agree. Here's the link:
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