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From Bill Stoddard <>
Subject Re: HTTP Input header filter
Date Fri, 24 Jan 2003 19:42:49 GMT
Brian Pane wrote:

> Bill Stoddard wrote:
>> Just a heads up in case anyone else is interested or is comtemplating 
>> working on
>> this...
>> I am rewriting much of the code called by ap_read_request to handle HTTP
>> headers. Much of the function in rgetline_core, read_request_headers and
>> get_mime_headers_core is being reimplemented in 
>> ap_http_headers_input_filter.
>> My goals for the rewrite are to eliminate at least 1000 instructions 
>> from the
>> mainline code path, improve readability and maintainability of the 
>> code and to
>> make doing async/non-blocking network reads a bit easier to 
>> implement.  I hope
>> to have something for review by the end of the week.
>> Bill
> +1!  According to the last batch of profile data I looked at, this part
> of the code is a prime candidate for optimization.  I'm happy to help
> test/review the changes when they're ready.
> Brian

Just to let you know I have not forgotten about this. I managed to spend 
some time on it today and I'm making some progress.  January is a really 
busy month for me.  Februrary will be much better for writing code.


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