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From Joe Orton <jor...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] How to serve files larger than 3GB vial Apache 2.x on Redhat 9 linux
Date Tue, 04 Jan 2005 15:53:25 GMT
On Mon, Jan 03, 2005 at 12:52:41AM +0000, mfbscs@mchsi.com wrote:
> It doesn't care how much traffic goes through, but it has problems when a single
> file exceeds 4GB in size.
> 
> It uses an "int" to keep track of the byte position in the file that it is
> sending. The biggest number a 4 byte unsigned integer can hold is 4GB. The
> developers would have to go through and replace all ints with __int64.
> 
> I'm not running anything with it, just apache by itself cannot handle a 4GB
> file, either on a windows or linux platform, it's the same both ways.
> 
> In fact, the problem got some sunlight shone on it from this guy:
> 
> http://justin.chapweske.com/lfs-shame
> 
> in the large file hall of shame.
> 
> Any idea on when the developers are going to fix this?

httpd 2.2 has proper large file support on all platforms possible.  2.0
already has partial large file support on BSD platforms.

joe


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