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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Question on mod_cgi
Date Fri, 03 Jan 2003 00:43:44 GMT

On Thu, 2 Jan 2003, Terra Info wrote:

> I am debugging a particularly nasty issue right now on a perl script
> that when written 2+ yrs ago worked fine. Within the last few months it
> has begun to cause problems. Without getting into the details (yet) a
> piece of information that I could use to assist in tracking down the
> issue is:
> Does mod_cgi pass output from the cgi executed to apache to output as it
> comes or does it wait until the script is executed and then pass out all
> info to apache which in turn waits for complete output before sending
> out the response?
> I seem to remember it being the former but maybe things have changed and
> if so what version did these things change?

Most recent versions of apache dump cgi output onto the network pretty
much as soon as the cgi script output it.


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