On 05/09/2017 21:11, Meta Schemer wrote:
> We're using Apache Tomcat/7.0.64 and have recently switched to using a
> cloud-based file system for our static assets (which consists of millions
> of files). The problem we now face is that the startup time for our app has
> now gone through the roof (many hours). File system snooping has revealed
> that Tomcat seems to be scanning the entire static assets directory at
> startup (which is exponentially slower on the cloud based file-system.)
> A work around that we have found is that we mount the static assets only
> after the server has started up. While this works for the moment, it is not
> an appropriate long-term solution for us.
> For now, this does not seem to stem from jar-scanning (i.e., turning off
> jar-scanning did not change this behavior.)
> So, the question is: is there a way to turn off this startup static
> file-scanning behavior?

Take a thread dump and figure out what is doing the scanning. Then you
stand a good chance of being able to disable it.


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