[Web-SIG] PEP222 and python on the server?

Rene Dudfield renesd at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 03:01:46 CEST 2005

Is not possible to use something like sendfile(2) with wsgi?

Where you need a socket file descriptor to use it.

If not, then you can't send files very efficiently.

On 6/10/05, Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> At 03:34 PM 6/9/2005 -0700, mso at oz.net wrote:
> >The only limitation in WSGI I've found is you can't serialize it for IPC
> >since it contains an open file descriptor.
> That's quite a generalization there.  First, many WSGI implementations
> don't have a file descriptor involved.  Second, there are lots of ways to
> serialize things, including e.g. transmitting file descriptors via
> Unix-domain sockets.  Third, nothing stops you from reading the data and
> sending *that* via your IPC mechanism.  Fourth, you can always do IPC via
> HTTP.  :)
> But if what you meant was that pickle, marshal, and XML-RPC won't handle
> some kinds of file-like objects very well, then, yes, and disregard the
> previous paragraph.  :)

More information about the Web-SIG mailing list