[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
ruby-sendfile.

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.

Thanks!

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


-- 
Zed A. Shaw
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