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Tomcat takes heaps of time to start

jack nick
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Joined: Jan 11, 2001
Posts: 96
Hello all,

I have run into a real strange problem with Tomcat. We are deploying an application into the Tomcat server and this works just fine on all the environments we have used till lately.

On a certain box using pretty much the same setup (hardware and software) as always tomcat serves the first page after a long time for the same application as above. Once this first page is served the application works just fine after that.

Has anybody come accross a situation like this? If so any feedback on what is happening would be great. The WAR file has got the JSPs already precompiled.

Stu Thompson
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Joined: Jun 14, 2006
Posts: 136
Hi Jack,

Do the log files show you anything interesting? Like a large amount of time between to discrete entries?

Also, which TC version.


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William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
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The first question that occurs to me is "how many other applications are hosted on the server?"
The last "as distributed" Tomcat install I did takes a long time to start because of all the applications it contains.

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