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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: I/O filter API
Date Tue, 26 Aug 1997 06:42:00 GMT
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.

Do you mean sfio?

> So I'm wondering where the people in this group think we should go w/ this
> stuff.  I know we've said this could wait till 2.0, but we've said that
> of other things which we've done for 1.3, and I have some time coming up
> to work on this (or something else).
> I'd like to build the API (Alexis would write up the specification first),
> but only if it's going to be useful.

Let's see the API first. Traditionally, the problem has been that we
want to do threading at the same time.



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