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From Brian Pane <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] performance fix for mod_include
Date Sat, 10 Nov 2001 21:16:32 GMT
Ryan Bloom wrote:

>On Saturday 10 November 2001 12:51 pm, Brian Pane wrote:
>>Ryan Bloom wrote:
>>>>Later today I'll post a new patch that turns error_str and time_str
>>>>into char*.
>>>Just remove them from the structure all together.  They aren't necessary
>>>in that structure.
>>Where else would you put them?  If they move out of the filter
>>context struct, they'll have to move someplace where they're
>>still accessible by the filter in subrequests (to handle the
>>case of shtml files included within other shtml files).
>All we do with them is copy them into the filter context structure.  Then
>we use that copy when we parse the string.  But, parsing is a non-destructive
>operation.  So, we can get rid of them from the structure, and just use the
>copies in the directory structure.

Huh?  If you're referring to the ap_ssi_parse_string() calls in
handle_config(), note that ctx->error_str isn't an input to the
parsing operation, it's an output.  When someone uses
  <!--#config errmsg="my error message" -->

the new error message gets stored in ctx->error_str, where it's
usable in the subrequests for included shtml files.

My updated patch (the one I sent today) preserves these semantics
but skips the malloc of error_str and time_str until/unless they're


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