Dave Johnson on open web technologies, social software and Java
After thirteen years of hosting this blog at Kattare.com, I've moved it over to DigitalOcean. Kattare was great, but nowadays I prefer managing my own server and DigitalOcean makes that very easy -- and costs less ($10/month vs. $26/month at Kattare).
The move was easy, or as easy as setting up OpenJDK 8, Tomcat 7 and MySQL 5.5 can be. I only hit one little snag. Once I added the Roller WAR to Tomcat, Tomcat would hang on startup. I used jstack to look at the Java VM threads and found some clues that led me to a post on ServerFault.com: Tomcat 7 hangs on deploying apps. As recommended in that post, I added
-Djava.security.egd=file:/dev/./urandom to my CATALINA_OPTS and was back in action.
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