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From Doug MacEachern <>
Subject Re: I/O filter API
Date Tue, 26 Aug 1997 13:08:32 GMT
Alexei Kosut <> wrote:

> On Mon, 25 Aug 1997, Ed Korthof wrote:
> > Alexis and I have been talking about an I/O filter API, and have come up
> > with a method which we think would be reasonably and "clean" w/in the
> > current framework. 
> > 
> > I understand there's also been some consideration of just replacing buff.c
> > w/ stdio, which seems another way to go about this.  If it'd be possible
> > to use stdio, of course, that'd be ideal; but my understanding is that
> > stdio is not available everywhere Apache currently runs and that it may be
> > a pain to configure on some platforms. 
> Besides meaning to spell my name correctly, Ed probably means sfio here,
> not stdio (which we use already, obviously).

Right.  There are sfio hooks in 1.3 when B_SFIO is defined.  It needs
a simple API on top, but with what's there now, you can already filter
the output of _any_ module.  The DCE plugin does this, but doesn't
actually change any output, just stuffs it into the RPC.


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