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From <...@covalent.net>
Subject Re: socket_read?
Date Mon, 19 Feb 2001 23:51:36 GMT

> > You could easily send an empty brigade into the output filter chain.
> > Useless, but possible. It just means you aren't outputting any data. You
> > could do a NONBLOCKing read via ap_get_brigade() and get nothing back. The
> > empty brigade is just signifying "nothing right now." If you call
> > ap_get_brigade and the resulting brigade had an EOS, then you would *never*
> > call it again -- you're hit the end of the input stream.
>
> Right, but I'm not convinced the current code understands this. A matter
> for further research.
>
> Just for clarity: we are agreed that it would be an error to return an
> empty brigade in BLOCK mode?

No.  An empty bucket can be sent or returned at anytime.  If we are in
block mode, then that means that our timeout popped before we got any
data.  It is okay to return an empty brigade in that case, although why
you would want to is beyond me.

Ryan

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