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From Ruediger Pluem <rpl...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Is async the answer
Date Fri, 18 Jan 2008 22:30:50 GMT


On 01/18/2008 10:29 PM, Colm MacCarthaigh wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 04:17:16PM -0500, Akins, Brian wrote:
>> For dynamic stuff, "X-sendfile" works well. (Just really starting to play
>> with that, liking it so far).
> 
> It's not a solve-all though, I mean even though CGI's or whatever
> /could/ write their output to a file and then call X-sendfile, it'd be a
> disaster latency-wise. Ironically enough the only way to solve that is
> ... async ;-)
> 
>> The proxy that the LiveJournal folks wrote, I think, copies all the data
>> from the origin server into a file and then uses sendfile to send to the
>> client...
> 
> Erm, so does the one we wrote, mod_disk_cache ;p

IMHO it doesn't for the first request of the entity (the request that causes
the entity to be cached)

Regards

RĂ¼diger



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