Error handling from filter modules

Maxim Dounin mdounin at
Fri Oct 16 12:22:57 UTC 2015


On Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 03:16:23PM +0300, Roman Arutyunyan wrote:

> > So the question is do filters have to manually call
> > ngx_http_finalize_request(r, NGX_HTTP_INTERNAL_SERVER_ERROR); or is it
> > expected that the upper layers should actually do the right thing and
> > ensure the client doesn't get a bad response generated from the current
> > state of r with no indication an error occurred?
> Calling ngx_http_finalize_request() is the most correct way to return an
> error from a filter handler.  It does some additional cleanup, which can
> make sense in certain cases.

Huh?  The ngx_http_finalize_request() shouldn't be called from 
filters at all, this will cause incorrect reference counting and 
a segmentation fault as a most likely result.

Maxim Dounin

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