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From "Steve Bardsley" <>
Subject [users@httpd] RE: resubmit: mod_deflate with chunked gzipped input
Date Fri, 12 Oct 2007 22:22:57 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nick Kew []
> Sent: Friday, October 12, 2007 5:54 AM
> On Thu, 11 Oct 2007, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote: 
> > Nick Kew wrote:
> > > On Thu, 11 Oct 2007, Steve Bardsley wrote:
> > >
> > >> [Here's a cleaned up resubmittal hoping it's more digestible.]
> > >>
> > >> Is mod_deflate.c unreliable for inflating gzipped and chunked
> > >
> > > Chunked is irrelevant: the dechunking filter runs in font of
> mod_deflate.
> > > It's possible there's a bug, but we don't know it.
> >
> > UHM... Nick, you just fixed this bug yourself 2 weeks ago :)
> Erm, that was a bug in the inflate output filter.  OP here spoke
> of inflating incoming POSTed data.  Different filter.  Also unlikely
> the same bug would manifest in a pull filter.

I've attached a patch for mod_deflate.c (version 581198 in SVN).  Let me
know if you want a different format, but
    patch -p0 <mod_deflate_581198.patch
should do the trick.

We strongly suggest there is a problem handling the gzip footer while
inflating input data. The original code does not seem to acquire the
footer properly in all cases. The changes ensure the footer is properly

This patch has run for over 24 hours without error.  The previous
version would only run from 2-5 hours before errors occurred under
identical conditions (loading, data, etc).  Again, the errors *always*
occurred coincident with the "FIXME" section of code (line 953).

Steve Bardsley

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