X-Accel-Redirect error:Value too large for defined data type

Kev Yau lists at ruby-forum.com
Wed Feb 3 23:01:25 MSK 2010

Kev Yau wrote:
> Using REE 1.8.7, rails 2.3.5, with phusion passenger 2.2.9 and nginx
> just setup X-Accel-Redirect, to replace the send_data and send_file
> calls on our web app, however, we seem to be getting an error for pdf
> and rtf documents which are greater than 10kb, Therefore pdf/rtf
> downloads to the browser are incomplete and won't open.
> The error logs showing in the nginx errors.log displays:
> "(75: Value too large for defined data type in nginx error log)"
> The pdf/rtf documents are no greater than around 350kb, hardly anything
> at all.
> tried declaring the "response.headers['Content-Size]" to the size of the
> pdf/rtf and also in the nginx.conf, set the "client_max_body_size" to
> 50M.
> Any ideas?

Looks like the problem is gzip related on nginx. By adding the mime 
types "application/rtf" and "application/pdf" to the 'gzip_types' in the 
nginx.conf fixed the problem.
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