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From Joe Orton <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] FW: apache buffer the data
Date Sat, 19 Jun 2004 09:13:43 GMT
On Wed, Jun 16, 2004 at 03:06:22PM -0700, Amit Jain wrote:
> Apache HTTP Server Users/Developers,
> I have an environment where Apache HTTP server serves the static
> contents and Tomcat server (4.x) serves the dynamic contents (Servlet).
> All Servlet requests are forwarded to tomcat server by apache http
> server.
> In one of the business application I flush the data to http response 
> stream after every 10 bytes. This data must reach client browser 
> immediately and should not be buffered by anyone in between. Tomcat 
> understands the flush and works great but when this data reaches the
> apache http server (Remember apache forwards the dynamic requests to
> tomcat and act like a proxy) it buffers the data and does not send it
> out immediately. I took the liberty to debug http server to find if 
> there is any way to avoid this buffering. No luck. 

If tomcat has a way of sending a "flush" to the webapp module you use,
then the webapp module *can* send a "flush bucket" down the filter chain
to ensure that any buffered data is sent immediately to the network. 
What webapp module are you using?  Probably you should file a bug
against it.



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