Directory permissions behavior changed?

Igor Sysoev is at
Fri Aug 8 22:27:38 MSD 2008

On Fri, Aug 08, 2008 at 10:01:26AM -0700, mike wrote:

> On 8/8/08, Maxim Dounin <mdounin at> wrote:
> > Directory listings handled by another module (ngx_http_autoindex_module), it
> > has nothing to do here.
> But it would fall back to autoindex if
> a) no index files were found
> b) autoindex was enabled
> c) the directory passed stat() test
> Correct?

Yes. But autoindex directive must be on.

> > The cause of problems was directory testing. I believe this is optimization
> > to avoid multiple unneeded syscalls when user requested something in
> > nonexisting directory.
> Yeah, I could see the reasoning (I think) but also it's up to us how
> many index files we define. So we can control the performance there -
> just like in Apache or other webservers, they tell you not to put too
> many files down, the more compact the list is the less performance hit
> you'll have. Or to reorder it properly so it passes on the first
> check.
> This patch does make sense, right? I'm not insane here I hope. I
> talked with a couple other people and it seems like it does make
> sense. It's a perfectly good idea to do the syscall to check if the
> dir exists but I think it only makes sense to do so after the
> configured options have been exhausted.

I will probaly make directive "try_all_indexes  on|off".
Could you suggest better name ?

Igor Sysoev

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