[mod_python] Request sendfile question

Ville Silventoinen vsi at ebi.ac.uk
Fri Mar 24 07:29:26 EST 2006


is there a way to send a file using a file handle?

I've got a file archive, which stores files in gzip format. When a client 
downloads the file, I'd like to send the file uncompressed, without 
creating a temporary file.

I'm sending the file like this (bit simplified):

     req.filename = fname
     req.content_type = ctype
     req.set_content_length = flen

     fh = gzip.GzipFile(fpath, 'rb', 9)
     block_size = 1024
     while 1:
         data = fh.read(block_size)
         if not data:

     return apache.OK

I've tested this with different files, it seems to work ok. I was looking 
at the requestobject.c. Would it be easy to implement something like 
req_sendfh in addition to req_sendfile?


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