issue with fastcgi_cache and missing content length / length:0 (chunked transfer encoding)

Thomas Lohner t.lohner at
Thu Aug 26 20:13:47 MSD 2010

Dear list,

i'm having an issue with cached fastcgi responses with content length 0:

curl: (18) transfer closed with outstanding read data remaining

#curl -I
HTTP/1.1 302 Moved Temporarily
Server: nginx/0.8.49
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 12:27:23 GMT
Content-Type: audio/aacp
Connection: close
Location: http://xxxxx/stream_basis_aac_lq#4p765no3|0|0|vCubar|nnp|yd

I understand the Content-Length Header is missing and therefor chunked transfer encoding breaks.

This only happens with cached responses and only with fastcgi_cache.

Everything works fine, if i either disable fastcgi_cache or if i wrap another nginx around my nginx+php-fpm setup with proxy_cache.

i've done quite a bit of research but didn't find any other solution than setting chunked_transfer_encoding to off, which effects every request.

i'm using nginx/0.8.49 with php-fpm 5.3.3 on gentoo

Is there any other way to fix this? Any thoughts are appreciated.



Thomas Lohner

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