Maxim Dounin mdounin at
Thu Jul 31 11:44:41 UTC 2014


On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 06:47:01AM -0400, husseingalal wrote:

> Hi,
> I encountered the directive postpone_gzipping but i couldnt find an
> explanation in the documentation although i found the directive in the
> source code of nginx, how is that directive different from gzip_min_length?

The original idea is to save CPU cycles by avoiding small 
deflate() operations, and buffering up to specified amount of data 
before calling deflate() instead.  It's and old experiment and 
believed to have bugs, don't use it unless you are ready to dig 
into the code.

Maxim Dounin

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