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From Paul Callahan <>
Subject Is it safe to stop reading a bucket brigade in an input filter before the end?
Date Wed, 15 May 2019 22:26:18 GMT
I have an apache body filter that copies off data from the incoming
request.   But I terminate the reading of the data if the size of the
accumulated data is over some limit.

This is my function, it just breaks  out of the loop when the max is read.
 It seems to work ok.   Do I need to do any additional cleanup or anything
because I did not go to the end?

Thank you

// returns 0 after desired length is read
int my_append_data(const char *data, apr_size_t len, void *request_ctx);
void my_body_read_done(void *request_ctx);

apr_status_t my_body_input_filter(ap_filter_t *f, apr_bucket_brigade *out_bb,
                                     ap_input_mode_t mode,
apr_read_type_e block, apr_off_t nbytes,
                                    void *request_ctx) {
    request_rec *r = f->r;
    conn_rec *c = r->connection;

    apr_bucket_brigade *tmp_bb;
    int ret;

    tmp_bb = apr_brigade_create(r->pool, c->bucket_alloc);
    if (APR_BRIGADE_EMPTY(tmp_bb)) {
        ret = ap_get_brigade(f->next, tmp_bb, mode, block, nbytes);

        if (mode == AP_MODE_EATCRLF || ret != APR_SUCCESS)
            return ret;

    while (!APR_BRIGADE_EMPTY(tmp_bb)) {
        apr_bucket *in_bucket = APR_BRIGADE_FIRST(tmp_bb);
        apr_bucket *out_bucket;
        const char *data;
        apr_size_t len;

        if (APR_BUCKET_IS_EOS(in_bucket)) {
            APR_BRIGADE_INSERT_TAIL(out_bb, in_bucket);

        ret = apr_bucket_read(in_bucket, &data, &len, block);
        if (ret != APR_SUCCESS) {
            return ret;

        // copy read data up to a limit of 1mb, then stop.
        if (!my_append_data(data, len, request_ctx)) {

        out_bucket = apr_bucket_heap_create(data, len, 0, c->bucket_alloc);
        APR_BRIGADE_INSERT_TAIL(out_bb, out_bucket);
    return APR_SUCCESS;

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