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From Joe Orton <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache 2.0.49 flushing CGI script causes huge memory consumption
Date Tue, 01 Jun 2004 13:39:03 GMT
On Mon, May 31, 2004 at 09:54:06PM +0100, Nick Kew wrote:
> On Mon, 31 May 2004, David Greenaway wrote:
> > I switched to mod_cgid, giving no change. I then tried your suggestion
> > of looking at my output filters, and found that mod_deflate seems to be
> > the culprit: Removing it makes allows the page to be served without
> > the server blinking.
> Your original post refers to printing "foo" 100000 times with
> output buffering suppressed.
> I was wondering idly if that became 100000 3-byte buckets - maybe
> even with each having its own brigade - within Apache.  That would
> certainly be inefficient, and would give a reason why mod_deflate
> might blow up[1].

It seems like the memory consumption is simply because mod_deflate does
not destroy the buckets it is compressing along the way! David filed on this, I've
added a pointer to a 2.0 patch for this.



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