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From Chris Darroch <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] ap_socache.h & mod_socache_*
Date Fri, 07 Mar 2008 17:21:35 GMT
Hi --

>    With those thoughts in mind, some other possible names presented
> themselves -- perhaps grouped under modules/foo, where foo is the
> name of choice?  I thought of map, dict, store, table, and hash,
> possibly with a "d" (data, distributed) or "s" (shared) prefix, e.g.,
> mod_dtable, mod_dtable_distcache, etc.  I kind of like mod_dict myself,
> or mod_dtable or mod_dmap.

   I have to retract "mod_dict", since "dictionary" usually implies an
ordered set of keys, and that's not the case with these providers.  But,
what about "mod_shmap" for "shared map", since I think what is common to
all these providers is essentially a shared associative array, with a
mapping from keys to values.  Thoughts?


 * @file ap_shmap.h
 * @brief Shared associative array provider interface.
 * @defgroup AP_SHMAP ap_shmap
 * @ingroup  APACHE_MODS
 * @{

#ifndef AP_SHMAP_H
#define AP_SHMAP_H 

#include "httpd.h"
#include "ap_provider.h"
#include "apr_pools.h"

/* If this flag is set, the provider guarantees persistent storage of data;
 * if unset, data may be ejected as the provider deems necessary.
#define AP_SHMAP_FLAG_PERSIST (0x0001)

/* If this flag is set, the provider sets no fixed limit on the number of
 * key/value data pairs it can store.
#define AP_SHMAP_FLAG_NO_LIMIT (0x0002)

/* This this flag is set, the provider guarantees that stored data will
 * remain consistent if multiple processes or threads make concurrent calls
 * to the provider's functions.
#define AP_SHMAP_FLAG_ATOMIC (0x0004)

/* If passed in a klen argument, the provider will used strlen(key)
 * to determine the key length.
#define AP_SHMAP_KEY_STRING (-1)

typedef struct ap_shmap_provider_t {
    /* Canonical provider name: */
    const char *name;

    /* Bitmask of AP_SHMAP_FLAG_* flags: */
    unsigned int flags;

    /* Create a shared map based on the configuration parameters in
     * params.  Returns NULL on success, or an error string on failure.
     * Pool tmp should be used for any temporary allocations, pool p
     * should be used for any allocations that should last as long as the
     * lifetime of the return context.
     * The context pointer returned in *instance will be passed as the
     * first argument to subsequent invocations.
    const char *(*create)(void **instance, const char *params,
                          apr_pool_t *tmp, apr_pool_t *p);

    /* Initialize the shared map.  Return APR error code.   */
    apr_status_t (*init)(void *instance, /* hints, namespace */
                         server_rec *s, apr_pool_t *pool);

    /* Destroy a given shared map context. */    
    void (*destroy)(void *instance, server_rec *s);

    /* Store an object in the shared map.  If expiry is zero, the
     * provider will attempt to retain the data as long as possible.
    apr_status_t (*store)(void *instance, server_rec *s, 
                          const char *key, apr_size_t klen, 
                          apr_interval_time_t expiry, 
                          char *val, apr_size_t vlen);

    /* Retrieve stored data with key of length klen, returning APR_SUCCESS
     * on success or an APR error code otherwise.  Upon success,
     * the data will be written to *val, up to a maximum number of bytes
     * specified on entry by *vlen, and *vlen will be updated to the
     * length of the data written.
    apr_status_t (*fetch)(void *instance, server_rec *s,
                          const char *key, apr_size_t klen,
                          char *val, apr_size_t *vlen,
                          apr_pool_t *pool);

    /* Remove an object from the shared map. */
    void (*delete)(void *instance, server_rec *s,
                   const char *key, apr_size_t klen,
                   apr_pool_t *pool);

    /* Dump shared map status for mod_status output. */
    void (*status)(void *instance, request_rec *r, int flags);
} ap_shmap_provider_t;

/* Dictionary providers are registered using the ap_provider_* interface,
 * with the following group and version:

#endif /* AP_SHMAP_H */
/** @} */

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