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From Ruediger Pluem <rpl...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Linux 2.4 may or may not implement sendfile64()
Date Fri, 05 Jan 2007 13:35:56 GMT


On 01/05/2007 02:20 PM, 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

How about letting these users simply turn off sendfile via

 EnableSendfile Off

If users with these kernels really want to have the performance benefit of
sendfile in this case they need to upgrade their kernel, but at least
they can use large files.


Regards

RĂ¼diger

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