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From Greg Ames <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] mod_file_cache - use iol_sendfile directly
Date Wed, 19 Jul 2000 15:21:37 GMT
Greg Stein wrote:
> If chunking is enabled, then sendfile() *can* be used. We can issue a chunk
> header with the length of the (upcoming) sendfile. The file gets shot out
> the fd via sendfile, then a chunk trailer is appended.
Didn't know that was legal.  Well, I guess it would be for sufficiently
small files.  Then the question is, *should* this be done.  I need to
study the RFC & think about the problem chunking is intending to solve &
the interactions...
> CacheFile can be used and can be speedy. Then the webadmin decides that he
> really wants a bit of filtering to occur. Well, it isn't as speedy, but it
> works as expected. The admin doesn't have to try to figure out why his
> filters aren't working (e.g. cuz CacheFile disabled them) -- it just plain
> works. 

Let's hear it for the principle of least astonishment.  I can definately
appreciate that after spending a decade+ in field support (which is why
weak error logging is one of my pet peeves).

Happy O'Reilly!
(gee it was quiet on the list yesterday PM...kinda nice)


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