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From Davi Arnaut <d...@haxent.com.br>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Linux 2.4 may or may not implement sendfile64()
Date Fri, 05 Jan 2007 13:35:13 GMT
Peter Samuelson wrote:
> [Joe Orton]
>> Yes, APR could detect system features at run-time, and yes, doing so
>> would be a complete maintenance nightmare having a small net negative
>> run-time cost to 99% of users, and no, it's not worth doing.
> 
> So in your opinion, which of these two options should we have gone with
> instead?
> 
> - status quo: some users on Linux 2.4 simply cannot run Apache 2 at all
> - NO Debian users can use Apache 2 to serve 4+GB files

- create Linux 2.4/2.6 Apache packages.

btw, a "portable runtime" that does not runs on both Linux 2.4/2.6 is
lame. I don't buy this "maintenance nightmare" argument, expect for
epoll and sendfile, are others runtime detections needed ? Those can be
done at apr_initialize() without any penalties. just my 2 cents.

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