[mod_python] Uploading large files

Jim Gallacher jg.lists at sympatico.ca
Tue Oct 18 08:12:45 EDT 2005

Wim Heirman wrote:
> Hello,
> When uploading a large file without newlines (a testfile with 100 MB of
> \0-bytes), I found that Apache starts to consume a huge amount of
> memory. The problem is the two req.readline()-calls in
> util.py:read_to_boundary(); since the file doesn't have a newline in it
> the first one will return a string of size 100 MB. Replacing both calls
> with req.readline(4096) solves this, the rest of the code in
> read_to_boundary() seems to work fine when reading lines in multiple calls.

I assume you are using mod_python version < 3.2 as I believe this was 
fixed for 3.2. See http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MODPYTHON-40


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