CC to netdev where this report might find better answers
Ian Jeffray a écrit :All,
I moved from kernel 18.104.22.168 to 2.6.26 yesterday and observed that
large files sent via Apache2 are partially corrupt.
This appears to be linked to sendfile() -- disabling the use of
sendfile in the apache config (EnableSendfile Off) allows it to
function as normal.
My system is a simple Core2Duo running Debian lenny/sid; nothing
special, and I have never observed problems like this before.
The problem feels certainly related to sendfile() since the data
reads correctly from disc in other programs, and via CIFS etc.
The corruption happens part-way in to the file... I've no exact
figure but it would seem like maybe 32KB -- I'm seeing broken
PNGs served from Apache, where the top few dozen lines decode
correctly, and the rest is garbage.
I've made basically no configuration changes between 22.214.171.124 and
2.6.26 and have explicitly tried both enabling and disabling the
new PAT support to no effect.
This is completely repeatable and reproducible.
Is anyone else seeing this broken behaviour?
What kind of network adapter are you using ? (lspci | grep -i ether)
If you disable TCP segmentation offload on this NIC (ethtool -K eth0 tso off) , is this problem still present ?