SPDY giving HTTP 500

Valentin V. Bartenev vbart at nginx.com
Tue Mar 12 14:07:58 UTC 2013

On Tuesday 12 March 2013 01:44:01 ct2k7 wrote:
> I've compiled nginx with the SPDY patch, at the current latest, so nginx
> 1.3.14. As far as I can tell, the make was fine, no errors. I'm compiling
> against openSSL of the system: OpenSSL 1.0.1c 10 May 2012, on my CentOS 6.3
> server (OVH Kernel). Server has ok amount of RAM, at least 20GB is free.
> ./configure was with minimal options.
> However, when a client attempts to connect over SPDY, they are faced with a
> HTTP 500 error. The errors logs aren't the most useful,. indicating memory
> issues, and I can't even find the error when the logging is set to debug.
> Here's the error log snippet pertinent:
> 2013/03/11 22:32:08 [emerg] 10589#0: *1 malloc(18446744073709551615) failed
> (12: Cannot allocate memory), client: ****, server: ****, request: "GET /
> HTTP/1.1", host: ****
> Any ideas why nginx is trying to allocate so much memory?

This bug was fixed in:

Thank you for the report.

  wbr, Valentin V. Bartenev


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