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From Greg Stein <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] mod_ssl input filtering...
Date Mon, 08 Oct 2001 01:55:22 GMT
On Sat, 6 Oct 2001 09:11:20 -0700, Greg Stein wrote:
> The goal is simple: input filters should never return more than what the
> caller asks for. There should be two modes of returning data: return one
> line or return (at most) N bytes.
> [ based on some discussion in this thread, there can/should also be a new
>   mode which is "return whatever you think is a Good Amount [which may also
>   be limited by protocol considerations]". but that work can come once we
>   get the other stuff fixed. ]
> Another goal is to fix the signature of the input filters. That *readbytes
> thing is way wrong.

On Sat, Oct 06, 2001 at 12:24:10PM -0500, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> Define readbytes as an upper limit, with two special values;
>    0; one line
>   -1; as much as is practical
> Is this acceptable as a comprimize?

It isn't a compromise, it is a future step along the path that Justin has
been implementing (and which matches the design that I have been explaining).

So all you've done is to create a lot of wasted time and bandwidth, leading
us right back around to where we were already going.


Greg Stein,

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