Which hooks to use in perlbal?

Elliot F elliotf-danga-perlbal at gratuitous.net
Tue May 30 00:11:40 UTC 2006

Elliot F wrote:
> Hello all,
> I could use a nudge in the right direction in regards to a perlbal 
> plugin I'm writing.  I am attempting to use perlbal as a general-purpose 
> application web server, in lieu of using apache+mod_perl.
> The problem is that I don't know what hook I should use when writing my 
> plugin.  I need to have access POST data, but it seems the only time a 
> plugin can have access to any POST data is when 'proxy_read_request' is 
> used, but the 'proxy_read_request' isn't called when there is no POST 
> data.  Or am I crazy?
> Summary of my problem:
> When hooked against start_proxy_request, $obj->{read_buf} is empty
> When hooked against proxy_read_request, $obj->{read_buf} is not empty, 
> but if there is no data POSTed, proxy_read_request is not triggered.
> Should I make a subref and register the same subref with multiple hooks 
> (if I want to catch both POST and non-post traffic)?  Or is there some 
> amazingly simple thing that I'm overlooking?

This is what I did (registering the same subref with two hooks), and it 
appears to work, but it's kludgey in my mind.  Are there any 
alternatives?  Am I missing something immensely obvious?

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