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From Bruno Wolff III <br...@wolff.to>
Subject Re: mod_deflate - problems with large pages
Date Thu, 30 May 2002 20:31:55 GMT
On Thu, May 30, 2002 at 07:55:13 -0700,
  Joshua Slive <joshua@slive.ca> wrote:
> 
> On Thu, 30 May 2002, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> 
> > I am using mod_deflate in 2.0.37 snapshot from a couple of days ago
> > and I am seeing some odd behavior. it looks like the compressed output
> > is corrupted for larger (~ 400K) pages, but not for smaller (~ 50K) ones.
> > I am processing the output of cgibin programs with the INCLUDES filter before
> > the DEFLATE filter.
> 
> Wow, you're really getting into this filter thing ;-)

I have some cgi programs to generate output using database queries. I use
INCLUDE to include some common html that is also shared with normal html
files (also using INCLUDE). After reading the discussion you were having
with someone about mod_gzip in a newsgroup; I thought using DEFLATE would
be a good idea for me to use since my uplink for my web server is limited
to 384KB/s. I have a couple of indexes that are about 450KB that compress
down to about 100KB. So DEFLATE looked to be a big win when my site was
being accessed by broadband users. (I don't get enough traffic that
there would be much impact for modem users since there is rarely more
than one download going on at the same time.)

> 
> Anyway, that is a known bug,
> http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9014
> 
> But it should be fixed in recent CVS.  If it is still there, you can
> update the bug report.

I took a look and it looks like the patch is applied to the copy of the
source I still have. I will try to get a fresh copy and retest things
anyway. If it still is happening, I will try to figure out how to use
bugzilla and reopen the ticket.

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