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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: 2.3 upgrade on apache.org
Date Mon, 19 Jul 2010 15:19:34 GMT

On Jul 18, 2010, at 3:28 PM, William A. Rowe Jr. wrote:

> On 7/18/2010 12:58 PM, Paul Querna wrote:
>> 
>> We have now disabled Sendfile on apache.org, and the load average
>> dropped from ~80 to 0.35.
> 
> Wow.
> 
> Is it unreasonable for us to change the API to disable sendfile as the default
> from 2.3-alphas forward?
> 
> The feature is loaded with simply too many gotchas - NFS mounts, broken kernels,
> and although we don't need to remove it, and can encourage people to use it with
> caution, it doesn't seem rational to leave such an unintuitive choice up to the
> novice/beginning user.
> 

++1.

Seems to me, this is, and should be, a blocker for 2.3.7 beta.


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