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Re: Remove unnecessary check in ngx_http_stub_status_handler()

Sergey Kandaurov
January 14, 2021 11:30AM
> On 5 Jan 2021, at 16:24, Chris Newton <cnewton@netflix.com> wrote:
>
>
> I was desk checking return codes generated in handlers following calls to ngx_http_send_header(), and noticed what appears to be an unnecessary test in ngx_http_stub_status_handler() -- or rather, I think the test should always evaluate as true, and if somehow it isn't odd things could occur - at least an additional ALERT message would be logged, as well as some unnecessary work performed.
>
> As such, I'd like to propose the following change:
>
> --- a/src/http/modules/ngx_http_stub_status_module.c
> +++ b/src/http/modules/ngx_http_stub_status_module.c
> @@ -106,11 +106,7 @@ ngx_http_stub_status_handler(ngx_http_request_t *r)
> if (r->method == NGX_HTTP_HEAD) {
> r->headers_out.status = NGX_HTTP_OK;
>
> - rc = ngx_http_send_header(r);
> -
> - if (rc == NGX_ERROR || rc > NGX_OK || r->header_only) {
> - return rc;
> - }
> + return ngx_http_send_header(r);
> }
>
> size = sizeof("Active connections: \n") + NGX_ATOMIC_T_LEN
>
> On a successful call to ngx_http_send_header() I believe that r->header_only will be set true and otherwise I'd expect one of those error checks to evaluate true, so unconditionally returning the value from ngx_http_send_header() seems 'cleaner'.
>

Your analysis looks correct to me.
Noteworthy, empty_gif have such change in fc73de3e8df0, with similar reason.

> If the test were to somehow fail, then processing would fall through and try the ngx_http_send_header() call again (resulting in the ALERT message), as well as performing other additional work that should be unnecessary when making a HEAD request
>
> That test seems to be SOP after calling ngx_http_send_header(), but it seems inappropriate when that function is called within an "r->method == NGX_HTTP_HEAD" block.

--
Sergey Kandaurov

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Remove unnecessary check in ngx_http_stub_status_handler()

Chris Newton 146 January 05, 2021 08:26AM

Re: Remove unnecessary check in ngx_http_stub_status_handler()

Chris Newton 19 January 14, 2021 07:44AM

RE: Re: Remove unnecessary check in ngx_http_stub_status_handler()

Anonymous User 28 January 19, 2021 12:54PM

Re: Remove unnecessary check in ngx_http_stub_status_handler()

Sergey Kandaurov 26 January 14, 2021 11:30AM

Re: Remove unnecessary check in ngx_http_stub_status_handler()

Maxim Dounin 18 January 19, 2021 12:30PM



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