On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 07:20:47PM -0400, mriadus wrote:
- I can set a handler to one of several "phases", like:
"NGX_HTTP_REWRITE_PHASE", "NGX_HTTP_CONTENT_PHASE" and other. How to define an order the handlers will be called inside the same "phase"? Lets suppose i bond several handlers to some phase and what will be called first? If that order is depends on order of modules "loading", how to define that order of modules loading?
Order of modules within phase is currently defined only by order in which modules were added during configure.
- I developed a module that creates new variable "$z" during
initialization. That variable can be used in configuration file. When nginx meets $z in configuration file, my handler is invoking (handler that returning the content of $z). If configuration file has three occurrences in the configuration file, my handler called 3 times. But i have a situation: the handler is calling 2 times per one variable. So it called 6 times for 3 occurrences of $z. Why? (that handler is called "get_handler").
During evaluation of complex values variable obtained 2 times: to find out it's length and to find out it's content. It doesn't normally lead to two calls to handler though. The fact that your handler is called 2 times indicate that you don't set valid or not_found flags on returned variable correctly.
- OK. Lets suppose (2) is resolved. I want to create the
content of $z once per request, but the "get_handler" can be invoked N times for the same request. Where i can set the content of $z between "get_handler" invocations for the same request?
Any content returned correctly will be cached for the rest of request (unless variable caching is explicitly disabled via appropriate flags guring variable creation or in it's handler).
- I want to rewrite the ARGS from the request: i need to add
"&z=1" to the end of args. For example: "a=1&b=1" ---> "a=1&b=2&z=1". But inside the handler i have access to ngx_http_request_t via pointer. And i have access to that ARGS via member "args" of the structure "ngx_http_request_t". That "args" member is a "ngx_str_t". How can i change its length? I tried to create a new string and rewrite old pointer (r -> args = new_str_ptr), but it is not working.
Changing r->args should work as long as done correctly (assigning a pointer to r->args isn't correct one as it's not pointer, you have to set r->args.data and r->args.len).
Note well: you may also want to set r->valid_unparsed_uri = 0 if you are changing args.
Seems to be i have a copy of request during handler invocation and nginx killing that copy after request is processed?
p.s. It's probably a good idea to ask such questions in nginx-devel@ mailing list instead, CC'd.