File upload directly to DB


I’ve created file upload functionality based on the wiki
HowtoUploadFiles. I’m in development mode running the newest version
of rails and ruby. I’m using the development WEBRICK web server. The
database is MySQL 4.1. I’ve updated the max_allowed_packet

The problem is that file uploads get stuck at sizes of 8mb or greater.
Sizes below 8mb work fine. Are there other settings I should look
for besides the MySQL my.ini settings?

If anyone has any clues, they’d be greatly appreciated.