Re: ngx_http_request_t's subrequests is what meaning be？
mdounin at mdounin.ru
Fri Jul 2 12:47:46 MSD 2010
On Fri, Jul 02, 2010 at 11:03:20AM +0800, BoBo wrote:
> thanks , but now nginx use what to avoid subrequests cycle?
> I think your patch doesn't avoid subrequests cycle, because the certain may
> call ngx_http_subrequest again finalize request（the newest subrequest), and
> then cause subrequests cycle.
> so i think should remove r->main->subrequests++.
Removing r->main->subrequests++ completely will limit total number
of subrequests to NGX_HTTP_MAX_SUBREQUESTS. This isn't intended
(and will cause problems in many configurations, e.g. in the thread
I linked it exceeded 255 without any loops).
Limit on number of subrequests was always meant to limit number of
simulteneously executing subrequests, and this is what currently
causes problems (due to r->main->count overflow and resulting
In general, I see three options on how to handle this:
1. Resurrect r->main->subrequests limit as in patch linked.
2. Drop r->main->subrequests limit and check for r->main->count
3. Drop r->main->subrequests limit and introduce something like
subrequest recursion counter to limit depth of subrequests, not
it's count. This implies (2) or bumping r->main->count to
some bigger datatype to avoid overflows.
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