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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: do we still want sendfile enabled with our default conf files?
Date Thu, 17 Mar 2005 15:30:34 GMT
Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> 
> On Thu, Mar 17, 2005 at 02:12:50PM +0000, Colm MacCarthaigh wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 17, 2005 at 08:47:08AM -0500, Joshua Slive wrote:
> > > +1, as before.
> > > 
> > > From the users' perspective, sendfile results in unexplained corruption 
> > > or uninterpretable error messages pretty much any time a network 
> > > filesystem is used to host content (and random other times on win32).
> > 
> > Judging by my inbox over the last year, similar behaviour on Linux with 
> > IPv6 is becoming more and more prevalant, as adoption ramps up. So
> > a default of off would be a very great help there too.
> 
> These seem like broken OSes and not a suitable justification to disable
> sendfile.  We should fix the code - perhaps by teaching APR not to enable the
> sendfile-variants on these buggy platforms - not disable it entirely.  For
> those platforms that don't have bugs, disabling sendfile would be a ridiculous
> performance hit.  -1.  -- justin
> 

I agree. We should keep it enabled.

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