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From William A Rowe Jr <>
Subject Re: proxy API compat break in 2.4.7
Date Thu, 07 Apr 2016 19:36:38 GMT
The first most important documentation of this should be in ap_mmn.h,
as we've done in the past (you'll see some highlights).

A note under the CHANGES entry for 2.4.7 seems worthwhile.

Pointing this out under Announcement seems appropriate, that users
of third party mod_proxy-consuming modules will need to recompile
those modules when upgrading from 2.4.1 - 2.4.6.

I can't think of another obvious place, other than any related doxygen.

It seems to late to correct this situation, as half the world will benefit
from leaving things as they are, and the other half of the world would
have an easier time migrating from 2.4.early to  Lose lose
situation in my mind, so best to leave as-is, with docs.

On Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 1:09 PM, Rainer Jung <> wrote:

> Revision 1560081 (backport of r1533087) introduced "char
> uds_path[PROXY_WORKER_MAX_NAME_SIZE]" in the middle of the
> proxy_worker_shared structure which IMHO broke compatibility between 2.4.6
> and 2.4.7.
> I noticed it just now, because I was implementing a custom LB method and
> during runtime it always found s->status to be 0. I had compiled it against
> an old 2.4.4 to ensure not using later features, but was testing inside
> 2.4.18. Thus the offset of the status field calculated for 2.4.4 actually
> pointed into the long uds_path string which wasn't used and probably
> calloced with zeroes.
> Any good idea how to best document the break for other module developers?
> Regards,
> Rainer

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