Uplading file via Lighttpd - system hangs

Mel fbsd.questions at rachie.is-a-geek.net
Mon Sep 22 14:11:26 UTC 2008

On Monday 22 September 2008 05:46:37 Chris wrote:
> It looks like the freebsd-sendfile is broken. I had the same problems
> the last days and now I know the source of the problem. Have a look on
> this PR:
> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=125592

Yeah, I looked into this, but I do not see why this has anything to do with 
sendfile in FreeBSD.
When you upload a file, you (the server) don't *send* anything, you *read*, so 
sendfile(2) shouldn't even come into play. Why this magically starts working 
when changing the write backend, is a mystery, but most likely the answer 
lies in PHP.

If you can, use a different upload script for testing, one that is not done 
via PHP, but plain CGI. There should be some available on the net.


Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
    and never get to the software part.

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