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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: I/O filter API
Date Tue, 26 Aug 1997 06:45:18 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).
> For about a year now, I've said that we really need some sort of
> filtering (in sfio-speak, stacked disciplines) in Apache 2.0; If sfio is
> portable to every platform Apache runs on, we could use that, and just
> rewrite the BUFF API on top of it, which should be easy.
> Buf if sfio isn't going to run with all the support Apache OSes, then it
> really isn't an option. And in consideration, I don't think it'd be all
> that hard to add this support into BUFF. It would take a bit of time and
> effort, but not all that much.

I don't see why sfio should be a problem - we had it running all over
the place with RST's experimental version.



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