Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP9 Performance Tuning, Sizing, and Scaling Guide

Connection-Handling Overview

In Sun Java System Web Server, acceptor threads on a listen socket accept connections and put them into a connection queue. Session threads then pick up connections from the queue and service the requests. The session threads post more session threads if required at the end of the request. The policy for adding new threads is based on the connection queue state: