[Mongrel] [WARNING] don't use ruby-sendfile

Zed Shaw zedshaw at zedshaw.com
Thu Aug 3 02:53:09 EDT 2006

Hi Folks,

I've been getting reports of people with serious stability problems in
Mongrel.  These problems go away instantly when they remove

If your mongrel starts up saying that you have "sendfile installed" and
that it is using it then **you are wrong**.  Remove the gem and don't
use it.

I'll be investigating why it doesn't really work as advertised, and
really it's not worth the hassle for just a 20% perf boost on static
files (and ONLY static files, no other requests at all).  Really, if you
need fast static files use a real web server instead.


P.S. Almost through my e-mail queue.  Man.

Zed A. Shaw
http://www.railsmachine.com/ -- Need Mongrel support?

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