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From Joe Orton <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: httpd-2.0/modules/echo mod_echo.c
Date Tue, 15 Jun 2004 21:52:05 GMT
On Tue, Jun 15, 2004 at 05:08:18PM -0400, Cliff Woolley wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Jun 2004 wrote:
> >   * modules/echo/mod_echo.c (process_echo_connection): Fix brigade
> >   handling: don't re-use a passed brigade.
> Hang on.. why is the passed brigade getting destroyed?  You're supposed to
> be able to reuse your brigades after the call stack has returned to
> you--that's why if a later filter wants to stash all the buckets in the
> brigade you've passed them, they have to create their own brigade to put
> them in.

Hmmm, doing anything with a brigade after you pass it on to the next
filter surely breaks the golden "caller relinquishes ownership of the
brigade" rule for using ap_pass_brigade()?

> Brigade reuse is why there's a distinction between apr_brigade_cleanup()
> and apr_brigade_destroy()... sounds like there's a destroy somewhere that
> ought to be a cleanup.

core_output_filter destroys the brigade - if it didn't, the patches I
posted wouldn't be sufficient to fix the memory consumption problem. 
The alternative is to go through and find all the places where brigades
are created and add _destroy calls everywhere as necessary.  That would
perhaps be safer by not breaking existing filters, but it seems ugly and
would also surely just leave more memory leaks waiting to happen...



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