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Re: [libmicrohttpd] libmicrohttpd 0.9.55 https and MHD_USE_EPOLL

From: Evgeny Grin
Subject: Re: [libmicrohttpd] libmicrohttpd 0.9.55 https and MHD_USE_EPOLL
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2017 23:22:47 +0300
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Hi Denis,

Reproduced on CentOS 7 with current git master.
Will look into it.

Best Wishes,
Evgeny Grin

On 05.09.2017 4:54, Denis Dowling wrote:
> Hi Evgeny,
> It is actually the GET that is causing the problem.
> I have been able to duplicate as follows:
> - Testing on CentOS7.3.1611. Everything up to date according to yum.
> - Start with a clean unpack of libmicrohttpd-0.9.55
> - Edit the https_fileserver_example.c file and change the 
> options as they are.
> - make https_fileserver_example
> - In the same directory create 2 files of different sizes (1kB and 100kB)
>   dd if=/dev/urandom of=small.dat bs=1024 count=1
>   dd if=/dev/urandom of=big.dat bs=1024 count=100
> - Start https_fileserver_example
>    ./https_fileserver_example 8888
> - In another window use wget to grab both files
>   wget --no-check-certificate https://localhost:8888/small.dat
>   wget --no-check-certificate https://localhost:8888/big.dat
> In my case the big.dat download freezes at 16384 bytes downloaded. If I 
> change from MHD_USE_EPOLL to MHD_USE_POLL it works fine. If I use 
> MHD_USE_AUTO it hangs as the system detects epoll() and uses it.
> Regards,
> Denis
> -----Original Message-----
> From: libmicrohttpd [mailto:address@hidden On Behalf Of Evgeny Grin
> Sent: Monday, 4 September 2017 8:11 PM
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: [libmicrohttpd] libmicrohttpd 0.9.55 https and MHD_USE_EPOLL
> Hi Denis,
> Thanks for report!
> Minimal example could help a lot.
> In the meantime, could you provide more details how do you process incoming 
> data?
> Do you use MHD_USE_ERROR_LOG flag for daemon? What's the output on stderr?
> Also you could build MHD from source, modify definition of PUT_SIZE in 
> src/testcurl/test_large_put.c and run 'make check'
> --
> Wishes,
> Evgeny
> On 04.09.2017 7:35, Denis Dowling wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I recently updated some code to use version 0.9.55 of libmicrohttpd.
>> After the change I noticed that larger (~100kB) HTTPS requests are
>> blocking forever. During the change I swapped from using the option
>> MHD_USE_POLL to MHD_USE_AUTO. I can see from an strace that
>> libmicrohttpd is now using epoll() for the dispatching.  If I switch
>> back to MHD_USE_POLL then everything works fine again. If I use HTTP
>> requests then everything is fine so it is something to do with the
>> combination of HTTPS and epoll(). Other options are
>> Has anyone seen anything similar? I am running on CentOS7.3. The same
>> issue also appears on Redhat7.4. I will try to modify one of the
>> example applications in libmicrohttpd to demonstrate the issue.
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