[RFC PATCH] REST: Add new setting for maximum API page size

Daniel Axtens dja at axtens.net
Thu Jul 26 23:24:17 AEST 2018

Andrew Donnellan <andrew.donnellan at au1.ibm.com> writes:

> On 24/07/18 15:10, Andrew Donnellan wrote:
>> In 41790caf59ad ("REST: Limit max page size") we limited the maximum page
>> size to the default page size in the settings.
>> This turns out to be rather restrictive, as we usually want to keep the
>> default page size low, but an administrator may want to allow API clients
>> to fetch more than that per request.
>> Add a new setting, MAX_REST_RESULTS_PER_PAGE, to set the maximum page size.
>> Closes: #202 ("Separate max API page size and default API page size into different settings")
>> Suggested-by: Stewart Smith <stewart at linux.ibm.com>
>> Suggested-by: Joel Stanley <joel at jms.id.au>
>> Signed-off-by: Andrew Donnellan <andrew.donnellan at au1.ibm.com>
> FWIW we now have this applied on patchwork.ozlabs.org and it appears to 
> be working. Would like some more input as to what an appropriate default 
> limit is.

My completely fact-free feeling/opinion is that if it takes more than
~1sec to run on Ozlabs, it's probably too high. Apart from that, I'm not


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> Andrew Donnellan              OzLabs, ADL Canberra
> andrew.donnellan at au1.ibm.com  IBM Australia Limited
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