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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] support for http range requests
  • From: Adrian Schröter <adrian@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 16:34:56 +0200
  • Message-id: <200910141634.56620.adrian@xxxxxxx>
Am Mittwoch, 14. Oktober 2009 16:28:19 schrieb Michael Schroeder:
On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 04:21:11PM +0200, Marcus Hüwe wrote:
what about adding http range request support [1] to the backend? After I
comitted r8169 ("get only the last N bytes of a logfile") last week darix
suggested to use the http "Range" header instead of the "start" and "end"
query parameters. The advantage of using the range header is that it is
already part of the protocol and the range header isn't limited to the
"getlogfile()" function (we can use it whenever a file is replied).

Dunno, I don't see so many use cases. For the log file, I'd rather
have "give me the last 1000 lines" instead of bytes.

Yes, me too.

However, in general this is really great and important stuff. We should also
use it for logfile in the web client by default IMHO. Usually only last ~ 100
lines are interessting and I really hate to download > 10 MB of logfile just
for seeing the broken file list errors ;)



Adrian Schroeter
SUSE Linux Products GmbH
email: adrian@xxxxxxx

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