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Bug 236578 - filter output is corrupted
Summary: filter output is corrupted
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mod_python
Version: 4.4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Joe Orton
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-04-16 15:27 UTC by Martin Poole
Modified: 2007-11-17 01:14 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-04-16 15:43:57 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)
mod_python-3.1.3-buflen.patch buffer read fixes (deleted)
2007-04-16 15:27 UTC, Martin Poole
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Description Martin Poole 2007-04-16 15:27:28 UTC
Description of problem:

---Problem Description---
On RHEL4U4 mod_python 3.1.3 is included. When passing large files through a
python script these files get corrupted. When building and installing mod_python
3.2.8 from EL5 the problem is fixed and the files are passed through correctly.
This URL http://issue is about the
same issue but filed wrongly for httpd itself.

Contact Information = Tim Verhoeven/

---uname output---
Linux wegdaap40 2.6.9-42.EL #1 Wed Jul 12 23:15:20 EDT 2006 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64

Machine Type = VMWare ESX 3.0 guest

A debugger is not configured

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

1. Install the following filter under DocumentRoot

import time
from mod_python import apache

def outputfilter(filter):

   # extract important info
   request = filter.req
   connection = request.connection
   (address,port) = connection.remote_addr

   # if requesting this file, don't return it
   if request.the_request.find("") != -1:

   # pass-through filter
   s =
   while s:
       s =
   if s is None:

2. Add the following statements to the directory section containing the file in
the httpd config to enable python parsing :
           AddHandler mod_python .py
           PythonOutputFilter watcher WATCHER
           AddOutputFilter WATCHER ks.cfg
           AddOutputFilter WATCHER .rpm
           AddOutputFilter WATCHER .xml
           AddOutputFilter WATCHER .py

3. Put a small and large file ending in .rpm of .xml in the same dir and
retrieve the file using mozilla, wget, ...

  additional. The file only needs to be >8192 bytes

4. When using mod_python 3.1.3 the file is corrupted at the end with 3.2.8 not.
Actual results:

Corrupted file

Expected results:

clean file.

Additional info:

backported two lines of fix from the 3.2.8 version included with RHEL5, patch

Comment 1 Martin Poole 2007-04-16 15:27:35 UTC
Created attachment 152700 [details]
mod_python-3.1.3-buflen.patch buffer read fixes

Comment 2 Joe Orton 2007-04-16 15:43:57 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 231065 ***

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