Bug 31712 - config_file is NULL at ap_walk_config etc
Summary: config_file is NULL at ap_walk_config etc
Alias: None
Product: Apache httpd-2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Runtime Config (show other bugs)
Version: 2.0.51
Hardware: All All
: P3 enhancement (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List
Keywords: MassUpdate
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-10-14 03:07 UTC by Anton Lavrentiev
Modified: 2018-11-07 21:08 UTC (History)
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Description Anton Lavrentiev 2004-10-14 03:07:45 UTC

There are few things to improve, if you don't mind:

1. server/config.c:execute_now() should not check for
   command existence in modules as it has been just [successfully]
   done before, in ap_build_config_sub(), the sole caller of execute_now().

2. cmd_parm::config_file is NULL when command handlers (command_rec*)
   are invoked [via invoke_cmd()], for "normal" commands
   (cf ap_walk_config[_sub]()).  This limitation is in
   discrepancy with Apache 1.3 API, yet ap_directive_t
   commentary notices that file and line_num fields would be gone in the
   future.  If so, then how it would be possible to report an error
   to the user using file:line coordinates from the command handler.
   The field cmd_parm::config_file is now okay (!=NULL) only for EXEC_ON_READ
   commands, but then "mconfig" [middle] argument for the command handler
   is passed NOT as a module config, but as a configuration subtree :-(
   This kind of hacks makes development of extensions very difficult.

Thanks for considering this.

Anton Lavrentiev
Comment 1 William A. Rowe Jr. 2018-11-07 21:08:22 UTC
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