[Clipart] upload.cgi

Bryce Harrington bryce at bryceharrington.com
Tue Oct 26 11:22:15 PDT 2004

On Tue, 26 Oct 2004, Jonadab the Unsightly One wrote:
> Nicu Buculei <nicu at apsro.com> writes:
> > Jonadab the Unsightly One wrote:
> >> Also, someone needs to test it with a larger archive
> > - http://www.openclipart.org/downloads/flags-1.6.tgz
> Yeah, that ought to be big enough to give it a real workout...
> [So I do some testing here locally on my home workstation...]
> Well, memory usage seems within reasonable bounds; it does not begin
> to approach the kind of memory footprint desktop apps can consume.
> However, the amount of time required to process an archive that large
> is long enough that a remote user very likely would think the site was
> not responding and give up or, worse, try again while the first one is
> still running.
> Probably what it should do, for files past a certain size, is fork off
> the actual processing and send the user a magic URI that can be used
> later to check the status.  I'll have to do some testing here to see
> how big an upload needs to be to trigger that behavior...

Also note that I believe Apache has a default max upload size.  Perhaps
check the apache config file of freedesktop.org to see if it's
specified, or if not perhaps check what the default is.  I think these
days the default is pretty large, but maybe this one's configured with
something smaller...?


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