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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: standard virtual hosting.. how good?
Date Thu, 24 Jun 1999 15:31:50 GMT
On Thu, 17 Jun 1999, Jim Jagielski wrote:
> Dean Gaudet wrote:
> > 
> > Why not just remove the stat() altogether?  Seems pointless to me... folks
> > will get various file not found errors in the error_log anyhow if the
> > docroot doesn't exist; or get ENOTDIR errors if the file isn't a
> > directory.
> > 
> I thought about that, but think that keeping it around makes sense
> for some/most setups because:
>   1. Right now, if DocumementRoot doesn't exist they get an immediate
>      notice of that when Apache starts. If we change it, then people
>      will assume that all is well and not bother checking error_log
>      until their customers complain. So for people who "depend"
>      on the current behavior, we maintain it.

I think this could be handled by being very clear about the behavior
change in the CHANGES file.  This is pretty minor IMHO, and less
disruptive than adding another config directive we'll need to support
indefinitely.  =)  


>   2. Yet we provide a means to bypass it.
> The disadvantage is another directive, but I think it's a useful
> if guru-like one. Not as esoteric as SendBufferSize though :)

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