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From Graham Dumpleton <graham.dumple...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: 2.3 upgrade on apache.org
Date Mon, 19 Jul 2010 00:25:37 GMT
On Monday, July 19, 2010, William A. Rowe Jr. <wrowe@rowe-clan.net> 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.
>
> Comments?

Can someone comment on whether the minimal list of potential sendfile
problems listed against the EnableSendfile directive documentation is
up to date with all known potential problems, or have other issues
been found since the documentation was written?

Graham

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