feasability of adding field to sess struct

John Skopis jspam at skopis.com
Fri Feb 17 20:52:30 CET 2012


I posted to varnish-misc recently asking how I might be able to
propgate the http status code from an esi subrequest to the parent
request, ie esi beresp.status is 5xx, set resp.status to 5xx in

At this point I am pretty sure its not possible.

I am wondering if the best way to make it possible is to add a member
to struct sess { int esi_status; }?

What I was thinking was that somewhere there is a function that sets
up a session where wsi_status would be initialized to 200. Somewhere
there is a function that does the fetch, in which I would check the
http status and if it's not 200 updating esi_status on the session.
Additionally I would expose esi_status for reading and writing in vcl.
For me at least the canonical way to use esi_status in vcl would be to
check if the http response is in an esi context (using a header set by
the backend) and possibly override the esi_status, and ultimately set
the resp.status to req.esi_status.

I am not too familiar with the varnish source and before I jump into
the magic that is the varnish FSM I am wondering

Would you do this?

Is there a better way?

How might I go about doing this?

I am not sure if esi requests are synchronous or not. Is a mutex
required to update the esi_status on the session?

Anything else?


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