[Zope-dev] zope /tmp file usage

Sidnei da Silva sidnei at awkly.org
Thu Mar 31 09:29:07 EST 2005

On Thu, Mar 31, 2005 at 01:52:11AM -0500, Pavel Zaitsev wrote:
| <snip> if someone knows of what circuimstances zope would use /tmp 
| directory to create a file...

Anytime the request coming in is bigger than the config variable
'large-file-threshold' (see <INSTANCE_HOME>/etc/zope.conf), the
request body is streamed to a temp file. That's because otherwise the
whole file gets loaded as a string in the memory, and can possibly
take your server down by memory exaustion. Disk exaustion is less
likely to occur given hard drives are cheaper than RAM *wink*.

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