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Re: svn commit: r1495419 - in /subversion/trunk/subversion/libsvn_ra_serf: options.c ra_serf.h serf.c util.c

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:45:22 -0400

On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 11:55 AM, Philip Martin
<philip.martin_at_wandisco.com> wrote:
> Branko Čibej <brane_at_wandisco.com> writes:
>> I'm really not a fan of this config knob. Anyone who carries their
>> laptop around will effectively have to set this as the default, because
>> you never know when the next weird proxy will pop up in front of your
>> server. And disabling chunked requests by default is a lot worse than
>> the extra non-pipelined request for broken proxies, IMO.


Though I suspect most of the problems are reverse proxies in front of
a particular server, so you can put the config option into a [server]
config block instead of global. That will help to limit the problem,
but lack of dynamic detection is still a problem.

> I suppose there might be a proxy that accepts some chunked requests but
> not others and so we might get a 411 in the middle of a pipeline. For

I doubt you would ever get a 411 in the *middle* of a series of
pipelined request. The proxy is going to allow all, or allow none of
the requests to use chunking.

(or more precisely: I believe the code should make that assumption
until we find/learn otherwise)

> that case we probably need the config knob even if we add some automatic
> detection. But that's a theoretical problem, the bug reports so far
> involve a proxy with no support for chunked requests for which automatic
> detection should be possible.

Right. I believe the config knob should be "busted-proxy" and it
should kick off a second OPTIONS request to detect whether chunked
requests are allowed.

To that end, I find r1496470 to be insufficient. We need the dynamic
stuff, and we need to fix the configuration option name. I'm happy to
work on these two pieces, if we have a bit of consensus.

Received on 2013-06-25 20:45:53 CEST

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