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From Justin Erenkrantz <jus...@erenkrantz.com>
Subject Re: OT (Was: Re: Ceph patches for httpd)
Date Sun, 29 Dec 2013 17:26:47 GMT
This is why I am trying to fold the patches back in.  There is a definite
difference between open source and a real community.  =)  -- justin
On Dec 29, 2013 10:17 AM, "Jim Jagielski" <jim@jagunet.com> wrote:

> It is for reasons like this that I tend to dislike Github,
> simply because it creates this mentality...
>
> What mentality you may say? The mentality to work separate
> from the community. I am sure that there are useful things
> in this repo, but instead of working w/ us, and making
> us aware of them, they instead just spin out something
> separate. Why?
>
> IMO, this tendency to "do your own thing" is one reason
> why BSD failed while Linux succeeded... The result is
> a *more* fragmented community, not a more cohesive and
> collaborative one.
>
> On Dec 27, 2013, at 8:57 AM, Justin Erenkrantz <justin@erenkrantz.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Hi all!
> >
> > There are two patches that the Ceph community has applied to their httpd
> packages in combination with radosgw (S3 endpoint) - (see
> https://github.com/ceph/apache2).
> >
> > One of them is to allow Content-Length of '0' to be emitted from HEAD
> requests:
> >
> >
> https://github.com/ceph/apache2/commit/0d9948f1e483386adef0841896484db8422127b2
> >
> > The use case here is that someone could store a zero-byte file inside of
> radosgw.  Amazon's S3 clients expect to see a Content-Length on HEAD
> requests - IOW, they don't infer the lack of a Content-Length as being '0'.
>  If we weren't comfortable allowing this as a default, I'm guessing that we
> could expose this as a directive override.
> >
> > The other patch is to relax some of the checks around Expect headers as
> not all S3 clients emit compliant headers:
> >
> >
> https://github.com/ceph/apache2/commit/5ae1b4a081b05fcacf55e7114eec87d9b2a0a5da
> >
> > Again, I guess that we could apply a directive here to relax the check.
> >
> > If we go the directive route, both are relatively easy to whip up
> patches for, but I wanted to get some feedback before I commit anything to
> trunk.
> >
> > Cheers.  -- justin
>
>

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