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SearchOpenSource: Linux Sendfile and Apache Servers

Aug 22, 2006, 11:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Tittel, Justin Korelc)

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"Apache handles itself well when it comes to serving content on demand. But you can still tweak several underlying parameters to improve performance. One area that deserves special attention is how Apache handles data transfers when servicing multiple clients, especially when dealing with large payloads. What better way to eke out a few extra performance points than to take advantage of the operating system's efficient data transfer routines?

"Enter the sendfile() system call..."

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