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From Jim Carlson <>
Subject Re: ap_get_brigade question
Date Wed, 19 Mar 2003 08:26:26 GMT
Thanks.  I noticed that my perception of a problem was wrong -- I was calling 
ap_rgetline multiple times with the same brigade, without calling 
apr_brigade_cleanup in between (or something like that).  Bytes were left over 
from the previous request when the second one returned.


Greg Stein wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 18, 2003 at 04:45:09PM -0800, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
>>--On Friday, March 14, 2003 12:50 AM -0800 Jim Carlson <>

>>>   I have a question in the same vein as my last post.  Can I rely on
>>>ap_get_brigade(mode=AP_MODE_READBYTES, len=X) to return a brigade of length
>>>no greater than X?  It would appear not, which means I need to be prepared
>>>to set aside extra bytes...  But I thought this was exactly what the
>>>supplying filter was supposed to do!  Confirmation requested.
>>A filter could hypothetically ignore AP_MODE_READBYTES's len parameter and 
>>return more.  But, none of the current filters in our core do this - they will 
>>return at most X bytes.  I believe we take the position if a filter returns 
>>more than X in this case, it is broken.  So, it should be a good assumption to 
>>make.  -- justin
> Yes, it would be considered broken. The higher-level filter knows the
> boundaries, and how much to ask for (or not). The lower-level filters do not
> and cannot have the knowledge that the higher/application filters have.
> Thus, the rule is that a filter never returns more than asked.
> [ there are ways to change that, but it isn't in the architecture now ]
> Cheers,
> -g

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