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2019-12-31No longer use erlang:get_stacktrace/0Loïc Hoguin
It has been deprecated in OTP and the new way is available on all supported OTP versions.
2019-04-03Bind erlang:get_stacktrace prior to making other callsSteve Strong
If we bind too late there might be an exception triggered in the terminate function and we will not get the correct stacktrace as a result.
2018-06-27Disable warnings for erlang:get_stacktrace/0 in OTP-21+Loïc Hoguin
2018-03-23Add initial support for system messages in cowboy_loopLoïc Hoguin
2017-02-18Allow passing options to sub protocolsLoïc Hoguin
Before this commit we had an issue where configuring a Websocket connection was simply not possible without doing magic, adding callbacks or extra return values. The init/2 function only allowed setting hibernate and timeout options. After this commit, when switching to a different type of handler you can either return {module, Req, State} or {module, Req, State, Opts} where Opts is any value (as far as the sub protocol interface is concerned) and is ultimately checked by the custom handlers. A large protocol like Websocket would accept only a map there, with many different options, while a small interface like loop handlers would allow passing hibernate and nothing else. For Websocket, hibernate must be set from the websocket_init/1 callback, because init/2 executes in a separate process. Sub protocols now have two callbacks: one with the Opts value, one without. The loop handler code was largely reworked and simplified. It does not need to manage a timeout or read from the socket anymore, it's the job of the protocol code. A lot of unnecessary stuff was therefore removed. Websocket compression must now be enabled from the handler options instead of per listener. This means that a project can have two separate Websocket handlers with different options. Compression is still disabled by default, and the idle_timeout value was changed from inifnity to 60000 (60 seconds), as that's safer and is also a good value for mobile devices.
2017-01-02Welcome to 2017Loïc Hoguin
2017-01-02Remaining Dialyzer fixesLoïc Hoguin
2016-08-10Let the stream handler take care of crash handling and loggingLoïc Hoguin
2016-08-10Remove logic to always send a response in cowboy_loopLoïc Hoguin
This is taken care of at the protocol level now.
2016-06-22Remove cowboy_req:append_buffer/2Loïc Hoguin
2016-03-06Fix warningsLoïc Hoguin
2016-03-05Initial commit with connection/streamsLoïc Hoguin
Breaking changes with previous commit. This is a very large change, and I am giving up on making a single commit that fixes everything. More commits will follow slowly adding back features, introducing new tests and fixing the documentation. This change contains most of the work toward unifying the interface for handling both HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/2. HTTP/1.1 connections are now no longer 1 process per connection; instead by default 1 process per request is also created. This has a number of pros and cons. Because it has cons, we also allow users to use a lower-level API that acts on "streams" (requests/responses) directly at the connection process-level. If performance is a concern, one can always write a stream handler. The performance in this case will be even greater than with Cowboy 1, although all the special handlers are unavailable. When switching to Websocket, after the handler returns from init/2, Cowboy stops the stream and the Websocket protocol takes over the connection process. Websocket then calls websocket_init/2 for any additional initialization such as timers, because the process is different in init/2 and websocket_*/* functions. This however would allow us to use websocket_init/2 for sending messages on connect, instead of sending ourselves a message and be subject to races. Note that websocket_init/2 is optional. This is all a big change and while most of the tests pass, some functionality currently doesn't. SPDY is broken and will be removed soon in favor of HTTP/2. Automatic compression is currently disabled. The cowboy_req interface probably still have a few functions that need to be updated. The docs and examples do not refer the current functionality anymore. Everything will be fixed over time. Feedback is more than welcome. Open a ticket!
2015-07-27Add optional callbacksLoïc Hoguin
Mostly useful for REST, which has a ton. This is an initial commit, it still needs to be tested, but it's time to sleep.
2015-05-07Exit with exit/1 on handler exception and include class in reasonJames Fish
2014-11-07Rename 'shutdown' close reason and tuples to 'stop'Loïc Hoguin
The 'shutdown' atom has a specific meaning inside OTP. We are instead going to use 'stop' which is pretty much the equivalent of what we actually do. 'shutdown' is now reserved for future special processes implementation.
2014-09-30Improve handler interface and documentationLoïc Hoguin
This change simplifies a little more the sub protocols mechanism. Aliases have been removed. The renaming of loop handlers as long polling handlers has been reverted. Plain HTTP handlers now simply do their work in the init/2 callback. There is no specific code for them. Loop handlers now follow the same return value as Websocket, they use ok to continue and shutdown to stop. Terminate reasons for all handler types have been documented. The terminate callback is now appropriately called in all cases (or should be). Behaviors for all handler types have been moved in the module that implement them. This means that cowboy_handler replaces the cowboy_http_handler behavior, and similarly cowboy_loop replaces cowboy_loop_handler, cowboy_websocket replaces cowboy_websocket_handler. Finally cowboy_rest now has the start of a behavior in it and will have the full list of optional callbacks defined once Erlang 18.0 gets released. The guide has been reorganized and should be easier to follow.