large uploads

Eric Wong normalperson at
Thu Sep 29 16:54:53 EDT 2011

John Joseph Bachir <j at> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 2:47 PM, Eric Wong <normalperson at> wrote:
> > The upload speed (and thus timeout) for unicorn should be based on
> > the nginx <-> unicorn transfer rate.  Unicorn should never talk to users
> > directly and users can upload slowly to nginx which buffers requests to the
> > filesystem, first.
> On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 2:48 PM,  <cliftonk at> wrote:
> > You need to be buffering the upload before sending it to Unicorn. Are
> > you using nginx?
> Thanks for the responses! So, I've see this module:

I think that's unrelated to what you're doing (it appears to be
for nginx-only setups).

> Is that what you are referring to? Are there other solutions? Does
> NGINX have inherent behavior which buffers requests? (Eric's email
> seemed to suggest that).

Yes, nginx buffers entire requests by default before sending them
to unicorn.

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