sendfile changes

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Sun May 13 17:47:30 CEST 2007

In message <20070513155325.O68470 at>, =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Andreas_R
=F8sdal?= writes:
>On Sun, 13 May 2007, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>> In message <20070513144559.D67788 at>, =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Andreas_R
>> =F8sdal?= writes:
>>> Hello,
>>> I have a question about a recent change done in SVN trunk:
>>> "Make the sendfile threshold inifinity for now, we have evidence of
>>> sendfile not doing it's job in a number of operating system (-versions ?)"
>>> What does "not doing it's job" mean here? Sending corrupt or incomplete
>>> data?
>> One, the other or even Both, depending on your kernel.
>Yes, I've seen both. What is the best workaround for this problem?
>Should I install the varnish from SVN trunk?

Just set the parameter "sendfile_threshold" to -1

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