Re: [dev] [lnanohttp] nanonimal http server for linux

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2016 07:46:38 +0200

On 20 April 2016 at 05:17, Sylvain BERTRAND <> wrote:
> For my personnal use, I needed a small http server. All "mini" http servers out
> there I had a look were, IMHO, bloaty (SDK included).

Did you also look at ?

quark is fork() based (and POSIX compliant in that sense) though, not
epoll_wait() based. So quark will perform accordingly, but it supports
a bit more HTTP features (incl. cgi execution), but its SLOC is
considerable equal to lnanohttpd.

> lnanohttp is really small (including dependencies and SDK), straight on linux kernel
> syscalls with a thin layer. Tested only on x86 and with a gcc/binutils
> toolchain for the moment (planing to buy an armv8 raspberry board).
> Can be use easily as a base for a beefier http server.

Some quick remarks: it uses a lot of #define's (all over the place)
which I consider very weird. Also for type declarations it uses
#define's of types which seem to be very weird as well. (e.g. #define
sl ulinux_sl).

Also is relying on -errno checks all over the place really secure? I
would rather check for -1 and compare with errno directly. Or is it a
linux pattern I wasn't aware of?

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