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From Joe Orton <>
Subject Re: [vote] 2.1.9 as beta
Date Wed, 02 Nov 2005 10:33:50 GMT
On Wed, Nov 02, 2005 at 10:25:54AM +0000, Colm MacCarthaigh wrote:
> Doing a complete fresh install from tarball I got caught out by the
> largefile support. Although we no longer need any magic CFLAGS for httpd
> itself to handle > 2GB files, we do for sendfile for to work
> - at least on my platform (Linux IA64). 

What is the problem that you are seeing? 
> APR isn't picking up sendfile64 for me. Besides getting APR fixed, we
> may need to handle this more gracefully within httpd for the cases where
> the bundled apr isn't being used. If we don't have a sendfile capable of
> sending >2GB files, we shouldn't try to use it for files >2GB.

This sounds very confused.  On 64-bit platforms there are never any 
magic CFLAGS needed, no sendfile64() needed, and should be no problems 
handling >2Gb files in the first place.


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