arundhaj

regression towards the datascience

J2EE server for Webfaction

 

Webfaction doesn't have j2ee web servers by default. Users have to install it manually, by creating a "custom application listening on port".

I first started with Apache Tomcat, later ended with high memory usage than permitted for my account. My account's limit is 256MB RAM, however Tomcat was consuming around 500MB. Due to this reason, webfaction automatically terminates this high memory consuming process. I tried setting CATALINA_OPTS with heap size restriction with no success.

$ ps -u arundhaj -o rss,size,etime,pid,command
  RSS    SZ     ELAPSED   PID COMMAND
524668 6118968    00:32  3630 /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.6.0-openjdk.x86_64/bin/java -Djava.util.logging.config.file=/home/arund
 1128  1060       00:00  4267 ps -u arundhaj -o rss,size,etime,pid,command
 1740   792       11:16 23052 sshd: arundhaj@pts/16
 1976   560       11:15 23073 -bash

Later I deployed Jetty. So far, I've hosted only one web application and the memory footage is considerably less.

$ ps -u arundhaj -o rss,size,etime,pid,command
  RSS    SZ     ELAPSED   PID COMMAND
 1064  1056       00:01 18762 ps -u arundhaj -o rss,size,etime,pid,command
187588 2557360 10:57:50 21485 /usr/bin/java -Djetty.home=/home/arundhaj/webapps/jetty -Djava.io.tmpdir=/tmp -server -Xmx
 1740   792       14:27 31562 sshd: arundhaj@pts/8
 1892   424       14:26 31587 -bash

I still use the following option in jetty server startup, so that, I don't exceed the limit.

JAVA_OPTIONS+=("-server -Xmx256m -Djava.awt.headless=true")

Let us see, how long does this jetty server withstand this memory restriction.

If you know of any server lightweight than Tomcat and Jetty, please let me know.

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