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From Bill Stoddard <>
Subject Re: do we still want sendfile enabled with our default conf files?
Date Thu, 17 Mar 2005 16:12:06 GMT
Joshua Slive wrote:
> Jeff Trawick wrote:
>> IMHO, all default conf files except for highperformance[-std].conf
>> should have the "EnableSendfile off" directive uncommented, under the
>> theory that people who want the extra performance can take an action
>> to re-enable sendfile and then pay attention to the web server
>> behavior afterwards but people who just want the darn thing to work
>> shouldn't be bothered.  Some percentage of the latter group will have
>> problems they are ill-equipped to handle, because some feature that is
>> not important to them is enabled.
>> We've discussed this before and nothing ever happened.  I'm willing to
>> bet that the experiences of a few more unlucky users since the last
>> discussion may have shifted the balance.  Comments?
> +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).

Hey Joshua,
Guess I've not been paying attention... what type of problems have you seen with sendfile
(TransmitFile) on 
Win32?  We do have a performance problem (will leave out details unless your interested) but
I was not aware 
of corruption problems...


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