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From "Filipe Manana (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (COUCHDB-583) adding ?compression=(gzip|deflate) optional parameter to the attachment download API
Date Sun, 20 Dec 2009 10:54:18 GMT

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Filipe Manana updated COUCHDB-583:
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    Attachment: couchdb-583-trunk-4th-try-trunk.patch

Here follows an updated patch.

relatively to the previous one:

+ works with ticket 558 (attachment upload md5 integrity check)
+ adds gzip compression level configuration option
+ no longer breaks 2 Etap tests and 2 JavaScript tests :)

All tests, except for the Etap ICU test (which is broken for some other reason), are working
with this patch.
Etap test included for the new feature is included.

The feature of this patch seems to be the same that is requested in ticket 437 => https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-437

Feedback please

cheers

> adding ?compression=(gzip|deflate) optional parameter to the attachment download API
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: COUCHDB-583
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-583
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: HTTP Interface
>         Environment: CouchDB trunk revision 885240
>            Reporter: Filipe Manana
>         Attachments: couchdb-583-trunk-3rd-try.patch, couchdb-583-trunk-4th-try-trunk.patch,
jira-couchdb-583-1st-try-trunk.patch, jira-couchdb-583-2nd-try-trunk.patch
>
>   Original Estimate: 24h
>  Remaining Estimate: 24h
>
> The following new feature is added in the patch following this ticket creation.
> A new optional http query parameter "compression" is added to the attachments API.
> This parameter can have one of the values:  "gzip" or "deflate".
> When asking for an attachment (GET http request), if the query parameter "compression"
is found, CouchDB will send the attachment compressed to the client (and sets the header Content-Encoding
with gzip or deflate).
> Further, it adds a new config option "treshold_for_chunking_comp_responses" (httpd section)
that specifies an attachment length threshold. If an attachment has a length >= than this
threshold, the http response will be chunked (besides compressed).
> Note that using non chunked compressed  body responses requires storing all the compressed
blocks in memory and then sending each one to the client. This is a necessary "evil", as we
only know the length of the compressed body after compressing all the body, and we need to
set the "Content-Length" header for non chunked responses. By sending chunked responses, we
can send each compressed block immediately, without accumulating all of them in memory.
> Examples:
> $ curl http://localhost:5984/testdb/testdoc1/readme.txt?compression=gzip
> $ curl http://localhost:5984/testdb/testdoc1/readme.txt?compression=deflate
> $ curl http://localhost:5984/testdb/testdoc1/readme.txt   # attachment will not be compressed
> $ curl http://localhost:5984/testdb/testdoc1/readme.txt?compression=rar   # will give
a 500 error code
> Etap test case included.
> Feedback would be very welcome.
> cheers

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