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Re: [libmicrohttpd] Connection not represented by a file descriptor

From: Tomas Heran
Subject: Re: [libmicrohttpd] Connection not represented by a file descriptor
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:48:58 +0200


this is just a polite reminder that I'd really like to get your opinion
on implementing connections like I described below.

Thanks you,

On 04 Jul 2014, at 16:25, Tomas Heran <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hello.
> I've recently started evaluating libmicrohttpd for purposes of my
> project and while I like very much what I've seen so far there are
> specific requirements imposed by my execution environment which
> make integrating MHD HTTP server a little challenging.
> Namely:
> - The program handles its connections independently from MHD (listening,
>  accepting new client connections and spawning threads to handle the
>  client connections, etc.)
> - The connections are presented to the rest of the program as
>  "objects", i.e. structures containing file descriptors which
>  are not accessible from the client handling code (furthermore,
>  even if the low-level fds were accessible, they aren't always
>  sockets)
> If I eventually decided to use MHD for my project, I'd have to
> introduce to MHD a special kind of connection that is represented by a
> set of functions for reading, writing, selecting/polling, closing etc.
> and an "ID" to be able to find the particular "stream" that the
> functions need to operate on.
> While understanding this may be very specific to my project and not too
> interesting for many others, I'd still like to know whether you'd be
> interested in accepting a patch that implements such kind of
> connections? My intention would be to work with the community to
> introduce a suitably generic/abstract representation that would
> maximize re-use for other similar use cases.
> Please let me know.
> Thank you,
> Tomas Heran

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