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From Leszek Gawron <>
Subject Re: Scalability, Performance, Stability
Date Thu, 14 Apr 2005 17:48:51 GMT
Brent Johnson wrote:
> First, I've been working with Cocoon (on and off) since the 1.x days,
> starting around maybe 5-6 years ago.  I've just recently (in the past
> year or so) moved away from XSP and into the wonderful world of Flow
> and JXTemplates.
> I've been writing a web application (intranet application, not
> "public" website) that I just demo'd to my boss this morning.  Well,
> he loved it, got all excited and started talking about the "future" of
> this application.
> Now, I should be happy, right?  I am, but also have grown a little
> uneasy.  Has anyone out there rolled out a database intensive web
> application or web site using Cocoon 2.x?  I don't mean some small
> traffic website for personal, or small business use.
> My boss is talking about taking this full web application I'm writing
> and selling it as a "product" in the healthcare industry.  Right now,
> I'm having problems with Hibernate and Flow, nothing (hopefully)
> serious.
> I'm just getting a little uneasy now, wondering how Cocoon 2.x (and
> Hibernate) is going to perform when querying against a possibly huge
> (although thats an objective term) database.
> For example, one of our live website projects is an intranet site
> running under Cocoon 2.1.5 for a customer.  It's fairly low traffic,
> and uses XSP (no flow or jxtemplates).  But still, after 4-6 weeks the
> site just stops responding and I have to restart the Linux networking
> service and Tomcat to restore the site.  I'm upgrading to 2.1.7 asap
> to see if this fixes the problem (I was told in a previous email to
> this list about a file handle problem).
Have you tried setting up your site with Jetty container? I have never 
had performance issues that were cocoon specific.

Leszek Gawron

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