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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: New post-log-transaction hook?
Date Tue, 18 Sep 2001 19:20:35 GMT
From: "Ryan Bloom" <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 11:44 AM

> On Tuesday 18 September 2001 08:17 am, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> > Why not let the MPM register the lingerclose with APR_HOOK_MIDDLE in the
> > post_connection hook?  That way, if Jon's (or any other author's) intent is
> > to work before the lingering close, then it can be APR_HOOK_FIRST. 
> > Otherwise register it APR_HOOK_LAST.
> It shouldn't be a hook.  This should just be done with a pool cleanup.  Hooks
> aren't the answer to every problem in the server.  Doing something after a
> specific action, like the close of the connection should be done by registering
> a pool cleanup.  Fix the bug that you can't register a cleanup within a cleanup,
> and Jon's problem goes away completely, because he can use the cleanup
> that he is already using.

The pool cleanup has one disadvantage (assuming the register cleanup within cleanup
bug is fixed), the order of cleanups is a strict LIFO.

There _may_ be an advantage to an orderable hook.  At this point I agree, fix the
register cleanup in cleanup bug, let Jon experiment with that solution, and then
argue the merits for a new hook.


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