Hey - I need your input regarding a problem I've come across. I'll first explain what the problem is, and what I think the solution is. If I misunderstood how things work, please let me know. # The problem I'm using Dragonfly (on-the-fly file processing) to serve images. Dragonfly uses Rack::Cache to cache the processed images so subsequent requests are served by Rack::Cache. The problem lies in Rack::Cache getting too busy serving images. I thought the fix would be to let Rack::Cache use Apache's X-Sendfile to serve images. You can read my journey in a StackOverflow question I posted <http://stackoverflow.com/q/7980106/61018>. # The solution The solution would be to enable whatever's needed to get Rack::Cache to serve files using X-Sendfile through Rack::Sendfile. After poking around Rack::Cache, I found out that none of the Rack::Cache Entitystores are used -- what's being used is Rails' own storage solution<https://github.com/rails/rails/blob/3-1-stable/act... . Is there a reason that FileStore doesn't support Rack::Sendfile at the moment (why it uses Marshal)? What would be the easiest way to get to what I need? Can I just tell Rails to use Rack::Cache's Disk entitystore? If not, what do you guys think of letting the *body* of the *response* of * FileStore* (yes, a bit of a mouthful) to respond to `to_path`? Thanks! Ramon Tayag
on 2011-11-05 18:16
on 2011-11-05 19:29
On Nov 5, 5:14pm, Ramon Tayag <ra...@tayag.net> wrote: > X-Sendfile to serve images. You can read my journey in a StackOverflow > question I posted <http://stackoverflow.com/q/7980106/61018>. > Not really answering your question, but I've handled this situation by putting varnish in front of apache. Fred
on 2011-11-06 03:50
Isn't Varnish for much busier sites though? I tried going this route but I thought that this might be overkill.
on 2011-11-06 13:24
On Nov 6, 2:49am, Ramon <ramon.ta...@gmail.com> wrote: > Isn't Varnish for much busier sites though? I tried going this route but I > thought that this might be overkill. Well it does add one more thing to what your server runs but I found it relatively easy to use. It does also have the benefit of cutting ruby out of the picture completely when serving assets. Fred