Subrequest without returning to nginx

Dipl. Ing. Sergey Brester serg.brester at
Tue May 4 14:32:12 UTC 2021



see how the directive mirror [2] or post_action doing this. 

Also take a look at njs [3], how it can make a detached subrequest. 


04.05.2021 16:11, Alfred Sawaya wrote: 

> Hello,
> I am currently converting an Apache module to Nginx. This module uses
> subrequests and needs (for now) to execute the subrequest without
> unwinding the stack (ie without returning to nginx).
> I tried to call ngx_http_run_posted_requests by hand, but it does not
> work as the upstream socket needs to get polled some time.
> So I wonder, is there any way to do this ?
> Of course I know that I shouldn't do it like this, but the current
> module is not reentrant and poorly architectured. I will eventually
> refactor it but later.
> Thanks,
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