Apache cache serving partial content 206 responses to requests for the full content

Bug #908583 reported by Henk Bokhoven
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
apache2 (Debian)
Fix Released
apache2 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Apache is caching 206 responses.
This is a known bug: https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=49113
has been fixed in the trunk (http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=933919) but not in 2.2.1x

[1] Description: Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS, Release: 10.04
[2] Package: latest apache2 / apache2-mpm-worker 2.2.14-5ubuntu8.7
[3] Expected to happen:
HEAD "http://example.com/filename.swf"
200 OK
Cache-Control: max-age=604800
Connection: close

[4] What happened instead:
HEAD "http://example.com/filename.swf"
206 Partial Content
Cache-Control: max-age=604800

Cleaned up the cached file by hand from the CacheRoot

My advise: apply the 2 patches as discussed here:


That makes: http://people.apache.org/~minfrin/httpd-cache-partial-2.2.patch

Revision history for this message
Chuck Short (zulcss) wrote :

Thanks this will be considered for the LTS, however it needs to be confirmed in oneiric first, are you available to see if its fixed in oneiric?

Changed in apache2 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Revision history for this message
Henk Bokhoven (bokh) wrote :

Thanks Chuck.
All our production and staging servers run Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, so sadly I'm not able to reproduce this (quickly) on Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot).

Revision history for this message
Henk Bokhoven (bokh) wrote :
Changed in apache2 (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Changed in apache2 (Debian):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in apache2 (Debian):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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