njs and subrequests

Antoine Bonavita antoine.bonavita at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 09:30:27 UTC 2018

Hello Valentin,

On Thu, Nov 22, 2018 at 9:11 PM Valentin V. Bartenev <vbart at nginx.com>

> On Sunday, 18 November 2018 18:06:27 MSK Antoine Bonavita wrote:
> > Hello Valentin,
> >
> > And thank you for your prompt answer. Writing such a http client and
> making
> > it available is probably a pretty big work. But if I were to write a
> > "limited" one that would fit my simple needs (GET only, only HTTP/1.1,
> > response in memory, etc.) trying to re-use what already exists in nginx
> > code base (asynchronous resolver comes to mind first), how should I
> proceed
> > ? Which parts of the code should I start looking at/take as sample ?
> >
> > Basically, I think I am asking what is the extension model of njs...
> >
> I'm afraid that even a limited one can be quite a difficult task,
> since it requires good knowledge not only njs internals but nginx too,
> and involves async interaction between njs and nginx.
> Anyway, if you're brave enough, then take a look at the existing njs
> modules for nginx: http://hg.nginx.org/njs/file/tip/nginx

Not sure if this is bravery or just craziness, but I'll have a look.

Thanks for the pointer, your help and nginx itself, of course.


>   wbr, Valentin V. Bartenev
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