[OpenWrt-Devel] lighttpd 1.4.36 and file descriptors limit issue - OpenWrt related?

Jonas Gorski jogo at openwrt.org
Thu Aug 13 14:16:03 EDT 2015

On Thu, Aug 13, 2015 at 8:00 PM, Rafał Miłecki <zajec5 at gmail.com> wrote:
> There is an issue with handling relatively big (4 MiB+) files in
> lighttpd after the upgrade to the 1.4.36:
> https://github.com/openwrt/packages/issues/1658
> It seems lighttpd is running out of file descriptors and is replying with:
> 413 - Request Entity Too Large
> I also reported this issue upstream:
> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.web.lighttpd/5370
> I received following suggestion (on the IRC) pointing OpenWrt kernel:
> [19:45] <sztanpet> i shall blame the openwrt kernel
> [19:45] <rmilecki> sztanpet: what exactly? I can modify the config if needed
> [19:45] <rmilecki> or the sources if you have anything to test
> [19:45] <sztanpet> i have no idea
> [19:45] <rmilecki> oh
> [19:46] <sztanpet> but since the issue is such a core issue that
> everyone would be seeing it and that is not the case, that tells me
> its probably not lighttpd
> Can you think of anything in OpenWrt kernel that could cause such a problem?

Have you tried if changing the libc makes any difference? Might be a
bug in musl, might a not quite proper usage that glibc allows, but
musl doesn't, etc pp.

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