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From Larry Toppi <>
Subject RE: Mem Leak when reverse proxying HTTP post requests
Date Mon, 08 Dec 2003 23:56:31 GMT
I did a little more debugging into this one and it seems that for every HTTP
POST request that gets reverse proxied, we lose a mem block from the bucket
allocator list which eventually causes the apr_bucket_alloc() code to invoke
malloc().  This leak only happens if there is data in the request body that
gets POST'ed.  Eg. UserName=user1
I've opened up a bugzilla bug report, #24991.  Any insights or clues to help
track this down would be very much appreciated.
-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Toppi [] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 12:41 PM
To: ''
Subject: Mem Leak when reverse proxying HTTP post requests
I'm running the JMeter stress test tool to create HTTP POST requests through
Apache (v.2.0.48) on the Windows 2000 platform.  The request posts a small
amount of data to a web page.  Apache is configured to reverse proxy
(ProxyPass) the request to the backend web server.  In doing so, it seems
that Apache leaks memory.  Has anyone seen this or knows why this is
happening?  This memory leak does not happen when reverse proxying HTTP GET

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