[Cdash] HTTPS submissions: 8kb file size limit

Julien Jomier julien.jomier at kitware.com
Mon Jan 3 11:47:37 UTC 2011

Hi Jens,

Happy New Year!

Could you check in the backup directory if CDash got the full XML file 
sent by the client? I don't think we have a lot of CDash servers running 
HTTPS only, so it might be a bug in CDash.


On 31/12/2010 03:55, Jens Wetzl wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm trying to submit build results to a CDash that's only accessible
> through HTTPS (not HTTP, and I can't do anything about that). Since I
> couldn't find a ctest binary with HTTPS support, I compiled it from
> source and linked against this version of OpenSSL:
> http://www.slproweb.com/products/Win32OpenSSL.html
> Submissions do work, but if one of the xml files (Update.xml, Build.xml,
> ...) is larger than 8kb then the information in that file is ignored by
> CDash. For example, if Build.xml is >8kb, then on the overview screen,
> the build column is green indicating that the file has been included in
> the upload, but the errors and warnings Build.xml contains aren't
> displayed (overview lists 0 errors and 0 warnings, detail pages don't
> show the actual error messages). ctest doesn't show any errors when
> submitting, even with -VV.
> The only thing I modified in the ctest source is setting
> server's certificate is self-signed (don't ask...).
> I'm wondering on which side to look for the error: is it more likely a
> server-side limit imposed by the HTTP server or PHP (though from what
> I've seen, only HTTP GET and POST are limited by PHP, not HTTP PUT which
> ctest uses) or my makeshift ctest binary that fails to submit larger
> files correctly over HTTPS?
> My setup:
> CDash version 1.8.1 on a Linux machine (unfortunately I don't have any
> details)
> CMake source version 2.8.3, built with VS2008
> Win32 OpenSSL v1.0.0c
> Submissions made from a WinXP SP3 32bit machine
> Thanks in advance,
> happy new year!
> Jens
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