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Nginx [nginx-announce] unit-1.16.0

Discussion in 'Nginx and PHP-FPM news & discussions' started by eva2000, Mar 13, 2020.

  1. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

    May 24, 2014
    Brisbane, Australia
    Local Time:
    12:27 PM
    Nginx 1.21.x
    MariaDB 10.x

    I'm glad to announce a new release of NGINX Unit.

    To all Unit package maintainers: please don't miss the new '--tmp'
    configure option. It specifies the directory where the Unit daemon
    stores temporary files (i.e. large request bodies) at runtime.

    In this release, we continue improving the functionality related to
    proxying and static media asset handling.

    Now, the new 'upstreams' object enables creating server groups
    for weighted round-robin load balancing:

    "listeners": {
    "*:80": {
    "pass": "upstreams/rr-lb"

    "upstreams": {
    "rr-lb": {
    "servers": {
    "": { },
    "": {
    "weight": 2

    See the docs for details:

    - https://unit.nginx.org/configuration/#configuration-upstreams

    So far, it's rather basic, but many more proxying and load-balancing
    features are planned for future releases.

    By its design, the new 'fallback' option is somewhat similar to the
    'try_files' directive in nginx. It allows proceeding to another
    action if a file isn't available:

    "share": "/data/www/",

    "fallback": {
    "pass": "applications/php"

    In the example above, an attempt is made first to serve a request
    with a file from the "/data/www/" directory. If there's no such
    file, the request is passed to the "php" application.

    Also, you can chain such fallback actions:

    "share": "/data/www/",

    "fallback": {
    "share": "/data/cache/",

    "fallback": {
    "proxy": ""

    More info:

    - https://unit.nginx.org/configuration/#configuration-fallback

    Finally, configurations you upload can use line (//) and block (/* */)
    comments. Now, Unit doesn't complain; instead, it strips them from the
    JSON payload. This comes in handy if you store your configuration in a
    file and edit it manually.

    Changes with Unit 1.16.0 12 Mar 2020

    *) Feature: basic load-balancing support with round-robin.

    *) Feature: a "fallback" option that performs an alternative action if a
    request can't be served from the "share" directory.

    *) Feature: reduced memory consumption by dumping large request bodies
    to disk.

    *) Feature: stripping UTF-8 BOM and JavaScript-style comments from
    uploaded JSON.

    *) Bugfix: negative address matching in router might work improperly in
    combination with non-negative patterns.

    *) Bugfix: Java Spring applications failed to run; the bug had appeared
    in 1.10.0.

    *) Bugfix: PHP 7.4 was broken if it was built with thread safety

    *) Bugfix: compatibility issues with some Python applications.

    To keep the finger on the pulse, see our further plans in the roadmap here:

    - https://github.com/orgs/nginx/projects/1

    Also, good news for macOS users! Now, there's a Homebrew tap for Unit:

    - https://unit.nginx.org/installation/#homebrew

    Stay healthy!

    wbr, Valentin V. Bartenev

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