[Mongrel] clients hang on large PUTs to Mongrel::HttpHandler-based web service

Randy Fischer rf at ufl.edu
Wed Jun 4 20:17:19 EDT 2008

Great! I'll check the content length - right now, it's looking to
be some sort of network (maybe firewall) issue.  When I have
it figured out I will report back.  But instrumenting the mongrel
handler I wrote shows that it's attempting to put out a reasonable
response header.

Unfortunately security on this system is difficult - I just got
sudo access to tcpdump... I started out as a sysadmin,  but
man, they drive me crazy sometimes...

Did I say that mongrel rocks?

Thanks Zed.


>> On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 8:16 PM, Zed A. Shaw <zedshaw at zedshaw.com> wrote:
>> Naw, it's the content length in the body of a PUT,  I ask since I saw
>>    int content_length
> Well, looking in the source I can't see where that's actually used to
> store the Content-Length header value.  It actually seems to be dead.
> Instead you have this line in http_request.rb:
> content_length = @params[Const::CONTENT_LENGTH].to_i
> [....]
> Which is kind of vague, but there's a good chance it's implemented as a
> 32-bit signed integer giving you a problem with a 4G content size.  It
> should be converted to a Bignum on overflow, but a quick test would be
> to check the class of the content_length right after this line to see
> what it's getting.

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