Bug 48842

Summary: mod_log_config logs the full size of the file instead of how many bytes were transferred.
Product: Apache httpd-2 Reporter: David Korth <gerbilsoft>
Component: mod_log_configAssignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List <bugs>
Severity: normal Keywords: MassUpdate
Priority: P2    
Version: 2.2.14   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Linux   

Description David Korth 2010-03-02 15:54:21 UTC
In Apache 2.0, the %b format parameter for mod_log_config only logged how many bytes were transferred for a given HTTP session. In Apache 2.2, it appears to log the full size of the requested file whether or not the full file was transferred. (For a continued file, e.g. wget --continue, it always shows the number of bytes remaining in the transfer.)

Example: Suppose file.bin is 10 MB.

wget http://example.com/file.bin, Ctrl-C at 2 MB - the HTTP log always shows 10 MB transferred.
wget --continue http://example.com/file.bin, Ctrl-C at 4 MB - the HTTP log always shows 8 MB transferred.
Comment 1 Stefan Fritsch 2010-03-10 21:38:23 UTC
Use %O if you want the actual bytes sent. This behaviour is documented:


But the page says it was introduced in 2.0, not 2.2. Are you sure it behaved differently in 2.0? If yes, maybe the documentation should be adjusted.
Comment 2 William A. Rowe Jr. 2018-11-07 21:08:20 UTC
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