uWSGI 1.9.6

Changelog 20130409

Bugfixes

  • workaround for building the python plugin with gcc 4.8

Sorry, this is not a real bugfix, but making a release without bugfixes seems wrong...

New Features

Sqlite and LDAP pluginization

Storing configurations in sqlite databases or LDAP tree is a pretty “uncommon” way to configure uWSGI instances. For such a reason they have been moved to dedicated plugins.

If you store config in a sqlite database, just add –plugin sqlite3. For LDAP, just add –plugin ldap:

uwsgi --plugin sqlite --sqlite config.db

Configuring dynamic apps with internal routing

‘Til now, you need to configure your webserver to load apps dinamically.

Three new instructions have been added to load application on demand.

Check the example:

[uwsgi]

http-socket = :9090

route = ^/foo chdir:/tmp
route = ^/foo log:SCRIPT_NAME=${SCRIPT_NAME}
route = ^/foo log:URI=${REQUEST_URI}
route = ^/foo sethome:/var/uwsgi/venv001
route = ^/foo setfile:/var/uwsgi/app001.py
route = ^/foo break:

route = ^/bar chdir:/var
route = ^/bar addvar:SCRIPT_NAME=/bar
route = ^/bar sethome:/var/uwsgi/venv002
route = ^/bar setfile:/var/uwsgi/app002.py
route = ^/bar break:

as you can see, rewriting SCRIPT_NAME is now very easy. The sethome instruction is currently available only for python application (it means ‘virtualenv’)

Carbon avg computation (Author: Łukasz Mierzwa)

You can now configure how the carbon plugin send the response average when no requests have been managed.

You have three ways:

–carbon-idle-avg none - don’t push any avg_rt value if no requests were made

—carbon-idle-avg last - use last computed avg_rt value (default)

–carbon-idle-avg zero - push 0 if no requests were made

Numeric checks for the internal routing

New check are available:

ishigher or ‘>’

islower or ‘<’

ishigherequal or ‘>=’

islowerequal or ‘<=’

Example:

[uwsgi]
route-if = ishigher:${CONTENT_LENGTH};1000 break:403 Forbidden

Math and time for the internal routing subsystem

If you build uWSGI with matheval support (matheval-dev on debian/ubuntu) you will get math support in your routing system via the ‘math’ routing var.

The ‘time’ routing var has been added currently exporting only the ‘unix’ field returning the epoch.

Check this crazy example:

[uwsgi]
http-socket = :9090
route-run = addvar:TEMPO=${time[unix]}
route-run = log:inizio = ${TEMPO}
route-run = addvar:TEMPO=${math[TEMPO+1]}
route-run = log:tempo = ${TEMPO}

As you can see the routing subsystem can store values in request variables (here we create a ‘TEMPO’ var, and you will be able to access it even in your app request vars)

The ‘math’ operations can reference request vars

Check the matheval docs for the supported operations: http://matheval.sourceforge.net/docs/index.htm

Added non-standard seek() and tell() to wsgi.input (post-buffering required)

While testing the ‘smart mode’ of the ‘Klaus’ project (https://github.com/jonashaag/klaus) we noticed it was violating the WSGI standard calling seek() and tell() when in smart mode.

We have added support for both methods when post-buffering is enabled.

REMEMBER: they violate the WSGI standard, so try to avoid them (if you can). There are better ways to accomplish that.

Pyshell improvements, AKA Welcome IPython (Idea: C Anthony Risinger)

You can invoke the ipython shell instead of the default one when using –pyshell:

uwsgi -s :3031 --pyshell="from IPython import embed; embed()"

Obviously you can pass whatever code to –pyshell

The ‘rpcraw’ routing instruction

Another powerful and extremely dangerous routing action. It will call a rpc function sending its return value directly to the client (without further processing).

Empty return values means “go to the next routing rule”.

Return values must be valid HTTP:

uwsgi.register_rpc('myrules', function(uri) {
     if (uri == '/foo') {
             return "HTTP/1.0 200 OK\r\nContent-Type: text/plain\r\nServer: uWSGI\r\nFoo: bar\r\n\r\nCiao Ciao";
     }
     return "";
});
[uwsgi]
plugin = v8
v8-load = rules.js
route = ^/foo rpcraw:myrules ${REQUEST_URI}

Preliminary support for the HTTP Range header

The range request header allows requesting only part of a resource (like a limited set of bytes of a static file).

The system can be used when serving static files, but it is disabled by default. Just add –honour-range to enable it.

In the future it will be used for file wrappers (like wsgi.file_wrapper) and for The GridFS plugin (this is the reason for not enabling it by default as you could have already implemented range management in your app)

The ‘lord’ routing condition

We are working hard on making a truly amazing cluster subsystem using The uWSGI Legion subsystem

You can now execute internal routing rules when an instance is a lord:

[uwsgi]
...
route-if = lord:mylegion log:I AM THE LORD !!!

the “I AM THE LORD !!!” logline will be printed only when the instance is a lord of the legion ‘mylegion’

GridFS authentication

You can now connect to authenticated MongoDB servers when using The GridFS plugin

Just add the username and password parameters to the mount definition

The –for-times config logic

You can use –for-times for running uWSGI options the specified number of times:

[uwsgi]
for-times = 8
   mule = true
endfor =

this will spawn 8 mules

The ‘uwsgi’ routing var

Accessing uWSGI internal parameters when defining routing rules could be handy. The ‘uwsgi’ routing var is the container for such vars.

Currently it exports ‘wid’ (the id of the worker running the rule) and ‘pid’ (the pid of the worker running the rule)

[uwsgi]
master = true
processes = 4
; stupid rule... break connections to the worker 4
route-if = ishigher:${uwsgi[wid]};3 break:403 Forbidden

The ‘alarm’ routing action

You can now trigger alarms from the routing subsystem:

[uwsgi]

alarm = pippo cmd:cat

route = ^/help alarm:pippo ${uwsgi[wid]} ${uwsgi[pid]}
http-socket = :9090

when /help is requested the ‘pippo’ alarm is triggered passing the wid and the pid as the message

Welcome to the ruby shell

As well as the –pyshell we now have the ruby shell:

uwsgi --rbshell -s :3031

or

uwsgi --rbshell="require 'pry';binding.pry" -s :3031

for using the pry shell: http://pryrepl.org/

... and welcome to the Lua shell

As python and ruby, even Lua got its shell. Just add –lua-shell

Goodbye to the old (and useless) probe subsystem

The probe subsystem was added during 0.9 development cycle but it was badly designed and basically broken.

It has been definitely removed (the deprecation phase has been skipped as 1.9 is not an LTS release and 1.4 still support it)

Improvements in the Legion subsystem (Author: Łukasz Mierzwa)

Two new hooks have been added: –legion-node-joined and –legion-node-left

More fine-tuning

–socket-sndbuf and –socket-rcvbuf have been added to allow tuning of the send a receive buffer of the uWSGI sockets (use with caution)

V8 improvements and TeaJS integration

The uWSGI V8 support plugin continue to improve. The main target is still uWSGI internal routing but JSGI support is almost complete and we are working for TeaJS (old v8cgi) integration: http://code.google.com/p/teajs/

more to come soon...

Availability

uWSGI 1.9.6 will be available since 20130409 at this url:

https://projects.unbit.it/downloads/uwsgi-1.9.6.tar.gz