Request for information on client_body_in_single_buffer config option
mdounin at mdounin.ru
Thu Feb 4 02:05:33 UTC 2016
On Wed, Feb 03, 2016 at 10:43:06AM -0800, Dilip Simha wrote:
> I am curious to know as to why the nginx.conf config
> variable: client_body_in_single_buffer is turned off by default?
> Is there any performance degradation when its turned on?
> In my understanding when this is turned on, it should help improve the
> performance by reading the entire body in a single memcopy operation. Isn't
This option has both pros and cons:
- on the one hand, it saves resources when you have to access
request body as a single memory block - e.g., via $request_body
- on the other hand, it wastes resources when nginx is reading
body from client, as it has to do an extra allocation and
memcpy() if some parts of the body happened to be already read
with the request header.
Additonally, right now this option does not work at all and marked
as TODO. See src/http/ngx_http_request_body.c for details.
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