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Access to a global resource in Tomcat

Tushar Madhukar
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Joined: May 03, 2006
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I have native library which I want to be available to all my webapps running inside a Tomcat instance. How can I initialize and access such a global resource?

Ben Souther

Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

Tomcat provides directories for shared resources.

They are tomcat/shared/lib and tomcat/shared/classes.

The hierarchy was simplified in version 6.
I believe it's now just tomcat/lib

Be sure to read the release notes carefully.
There is a section in there on JNI resources shared by multiple apps with some specific information on initializing them to insure that one app doesn't lock the others out.

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