httpd-modules-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Sorin Manolache <>
Subject Re: Confused about modules processing order...
Date Tue, 26 Jun 2012 11:47:20 GMT
On 2012-06-26 13:14, wrote:
> ---- Sorin Manolache <> wrote:
>> On 2012-06-26 03:49, wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I have my small prototype module, which I implemented starting with the mod_headers.c
source, working.  The changes that I did to the original source were to add some code in the
insert_filter hook to inject an additional header into the request.
>>> That seems to work ok with a "vanilla" Apache configuration.
>>> I want to be able to make my modified module work together with another module,
provided by Oracle (the Oracle Access Manager webgate, aka "webgate").
>>> However, after I add the directives into the Apache httpd.conf to enable the
webgate, it appears that, on incoming requests, the webgate processing occurs, but my code
in the modified mod_headers module is not called at all :(!!
>>> Here's the last part of my modified mod_headers.c:
>>> static void register_hooks(apr_pool_t *p)
>>> {
>>>       printf("mod_headers-jl V0.13 - use LIBCURL instead of OAM ASDK-process
response from callCurl\n");
>>>       printf("In register_hooks\n");
>>>       ap_register_output_filter("FIXUP_HEADERS_OUT", ap_headers_output_filter,
>>>                                 NULL, AP_FTYPE_CONTENT_SET);
>>>       ap_register_output_filter("FIXUP_HEADERS_ERR", ap_headers_error_filter,
>>>                                 NULL, AP_FTYPE_CONTENT_SET);
>>>       ap_hook_pre_config(header_pre_config,NULL,NULL,APR_HOOK_MIDDLE);
>>>       ap_hook_post_config(header_post_config,NULL,NULL,APR_HOOK_MIDDLE);
>>>       ap_hook_insert_filter(ap_headers_insert_output_filter, NULL, NULL, APR_HOOK_LAST);
>>>       ap_hook_insert_error_filter(ap_headers_insert_error_filter,
>>>                                   NULL, NULL, APR_HOOK_LAST);
>>>       ap_hook_fixups(ap_headers_fixup, NULL, NULL, APR_HOOK_LAST);
>>>       ap_hook_post_read_request(ap_headers_early, NULL, NULL, APR_HOOK_FIRST);
>>> }
>>> module AP_MODULE_DECLARE_DATA headers_module =
>>> {
>>>       create_headers_dir_config,  /* dir config creater */
>>>       merge_headers_config,       /* dir merger --- default is to override */
>>>       NULL,                       /* server config */
>>>       NULL,                       /* merge server configs */
>>>       headers_cmds,               /* command apr_table_t */
>>>       register_hooks              /* register hooks */
>>> };
>>> The code I added is in the "ap_headers_insert_output_filter()" function.
>>> I did an "export SHOW_HOOKS=1" and ran the Apache, and I see this for the modified
>>> Registering hooks for mod_headers.c
>>> mod_headers-jl V0.13 - use LIBCURL instead of OAM ASDK-process response from
>>> In register_hooks
>>>     Hooked pre_config
>>>     Hooked post_config
>>>     Hooked insert_filter
>>>     Hooked insert_error_filter
>>>     Hooked fixups
>>>     Hooked post_read_request
>>> And for webgate, I see:
>>> Registering hooks for apache2entry_web_gate.cpp
>>>     Hooked post_config
>>>     Hooked handler
>>>     Hooked check_user_id
>>>     Hooked auth_checker
>>> I thought that the handler functions are called almost last part of the processing
(content generation), and my code is hooked to insert_filter, which I thought occurs earlier
than content generation, so shouldn't my code get processed BEFORE Apache attempts to process
the webgate functions?
>>> How can I get my code to process before the webgate does?
>> insert_filter is run between the fixups and the handler hooks.
>> Try to identify who is producing the variables that you need, in which
>> phase they are available at the earliest. Then identify which part of
>> web_gate hijacks the processing such that your code is not executed
>> anymore. I suppose it is one of web_gate's auth_checker or
>> check_user_id. If it was the web_gate handler then your code would have
>> run before.
>> Sorin
> Hi Sorin,
> I posted a later msg that I've been trying do something along the lines that you said:
> "I've been doing more testing, and it appears that the insert_filter hook (the
> "ap_headers_insert_output_filter()" function) is the only place where I can put
> my code where it has access to the variables that it needs to do the processing
> that I'm doing.
> The problem is that if that other Oracle module is enabled in the Apache, it
> runs before my code, and I can't get the insert_filter hook (my function) to get
> processed before the Oracle module "

The SSL variables are set in the fixups hook by mod_ssl. The fixups hook 
is run _after_ check_user_id and auth_checker. So you cannot rely on 
mod_ssl to populate the environment with the variables. I guess you'll 
have to get those variables yourself, before Oracle's check_user_id and 
auth_checker hooks.


View raw message