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From "Bill Barker" <wbar...@wilshire.com>
Subject Re: [5.0] [PROPOSAL] Make output buffer size limit configurable
Date Sun, 13 Jul 2003 06:09:16 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Costin Manolache" <cmanolache@yahoo.com>
To: <tomcat-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2003 8:41 AM
Subject: Re: [5.0] [PROPOSAL] Make output buffer size limit configurable


> Remy Maucherat wrote:
>
> > Bill Barker wrote:
> >>>How about making the output buffer size limit configurable?
> >>>(A value of "-1" could mean indefinite growth, if people know what they
> >>>are doing.)
> >>
> >> I also dislike the proposal, but since it's configurable, and off by
> >> default
> >> I can limit myself to -0.  The biggest problem I see is that "if people
> >> know what they are doing", then they would never dream of enabling the
> >> option :).
> >
> > I will vote -1 to the proposal:
> > - this has no actual performance benefits that I can see
> > - this is equivalent to a "benchmark" flag, where the server is slightly
> > faster, but isn't useful for anything but throughtput testing (since the
> > server would eventually just die)
> >
> > Do you see such a benchmark setting in the HTTPd ? I think not.
> > I have nothing about people optimizing code, but the optimizations
> > should have an actual usefulness (such as tag pools, which some people
> > like). If the optimization makes the server unusable, then it shouldn't
> > be there.
>
>
> It can also be useful if you have a client that doesn't support "chunked
> encoding" - which is probably true for a _lot_ of scripting tools.
> If there is any other way to have the response not use chunked encoding,
> then I agree this is not needed.
>
> Do we still support HTTP/1.0 or some request header to disable the
encoding?
>

AFAIK, the HTTP/1.0 support for Tomcat-Coyote-Standalone is nearly identical
to Apache/httpd.

> Costin
>
>
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