proxy_buffer_size values are honored even if proxy_buffering is off
mdounin at mdounin.ru
Fri May 9 01:25:34 UTC 2014
On Mon, May 05, 2014 at 03:04:22AM +0800, Rv Rv wrote:
> At the http://nginx.org/en/docs/http/ngx_http_proxy_module.html#proxy_buffer_size, the documentation implies that
> the configuration proxy_buffer_size , proxy_buffers and proxy_busy_buffers will be honored only when proxy_buffering is turned on.
The "proxy_buffering off" implies that response will not be
buffered - that is, everything received from a backend is
immediately sent to a client.
At least one buffer is still required though (nginx have to store
data from a backend somewhere before it will be able to send them
to a client), and proxy_buffer_size defines size of this buffer.
See http://nginx.org/r/proxy_buffering for details.
> I had been seeing truncated responses of files which went away
> when I increased proxy_buffer_size even though proxy_buffering
> was turned off. I am running nginx1.5.8. Is this expected
> behavior ?
No, it's not.
First of all, I would recommend you to take a look into error
logs - it might have an answer.
If it doesn't help, some more debugging hints can be found at
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