[vlc-devel] [RFC] httpd: allow callback to be polled until they complete

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Wed Jul 15 17:17:10 CEST 2009

Le mercredi 15 juillet 2009 17:06:28 Pierre Ynard, vous avez écrit :
> Currently, if an httpd callback needs to do some operation that could
> block, it cannot. Blocking would starve other clients of the httpd.
> Yet, the callback is expected to do its thing and return at once.
> This patch allows such callbacks to put clients in waiting state, and be
> polled until they are ready to complete. I have a use case for it in my
> private branch, but I thought that it might be useful to others too, and
> I'd share.

I fail to see how that will solve the problem. The callback's only chance to 
return the response is when it is called anyway.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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