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From r..@covalent.net
Subject Re: cvs commit: apache-2.0/src/modules/standard mod_asis.c mod_file_cache.c
Date Mon, 10 Jul 2000 22:16:42 GMT

>   Log:
>   Reimplement ap_send_fd. Eliminate ap_send_fd_length. If APR_HAS_SENDFILE is
>   defined but ap_sendfile fails with APR_ENOTIMPL, the BUFF implementation
>   of ap_send_fd will get a shot at serving the request.  This fix is
>   required to get Apache working on 95/98 again and can also be useful on
>   Unix systems where sendfile is available via a servicepack/fixpack/PTF
>   on a particular level of the OS (e.g., AIX 4.3.2 base does not include
>   sendfile but is is available with a PTF).

I am very confused by this.  If the PTF is applied to the machine, then
APR will detect sendfile won't it?  If it isn't applied, then the machine
doesn't have sendfile.  If Apache is compiled, and then the PTF is
applied, then Apache/APR will need to be re-compiled in order to pick it
up.  How is this useful on a Unix machine?

Ryan

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