[ANN] Enhanced Gentoo ebuilds for nginx 0.6.31

Manlio Perillo manlio_perillo at libero.it
Wed May 14 12:31:49 MSD 2008

Igor Sysoev ha scritto:
> On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 09:51:11AM +0200, Manlio Perillo wrote:
>> By the way, if someone is interested I'm starting to write a CGI module 
>> (and, of course, in a very non orthodox way)!
> How do you want to implement it ? Forking entire worker it seems overkill
> for me: you need to close all connections or use FD_CLOEXEC for every
> socket/etc.

Yes, this is one of the main problems.
But it is not stricly necessary to close all the opened connections.

The open syscall should return a file descriptor that is the lowest file 
descriptor not currently open for that process, so maybe it is safe to 
just close the first 256 descriptors.

Of course there should be a timer that make sure to close the child 
process when it timeouts, to avoid a CGI program to stay alive for too 
much time.

> I thought about special CGI manager, but it almost the same as proxying
> to mini_httpd (http://acme.com/software/mini_httpd/).

Right, it will always be the same as proxying to an external http 
server, but the advantage is that all can be done without having to use 
external servers.

Moreover, since I'm mainly a Python programmer, I will try to implement 
special support for executing Python CGIs without having to to call exec.

Manlio Perillo

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