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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Problem with sendfile on VMware ESX
Date Wed, 30 Apr 2008 16:40:54 GMT
Otávio C. Cordeiro wrote:
> I was setting Apache (2.2.6) to run on a Linux ESX (VMware ESX 3.5)
> but the environment is presenting some problems.
> The solution I found is to use "EnableSendFile off" into the non-SSL
> VirtualHost. It's working, but SendFile should be implemented on ESX,
> since it's using a 2.4 kernel...

Because it exists does not mean it works.  sendfile() famously fails on
things such as NFS, virtualized filesystems, etc.

Your workaround for nontraditional mounts is the correct one.

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