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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <>
Subject Re: 2.3 upgrade on
Date Sun, 18 Jul 2010 19:28:46 GMT
On 7/18/2010 12:58 PM, Paul Querna wrote:
> We have now disabled Sendfile on, and the load average
> dropped from ~80 to 0.35.


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.


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