Hyperscan matcher (proto)

This extension has the qualified name envoy.matching.input_matchers.hyperscan


This extension is only available in contrib images.


This extension is functional but has not had substantial production burn time, use only with this caveat.

This extension is not hardened and should only be used in deployments where both the downstream and upstream are trusted.


This extension extends and can be used with the following extension category:


[extensions.matching.input_matchers.hyperscan.v3alpha.Hyperscan proto]

Hyperscan regex matcher. The matcher uses the Hyperscan engine which exploits x86 SIMD instructions to accelerate matching large numbers of regular expressions simultaneously across streams of data.

  "regexes": []

(repeated extensions.matching.input_matchers.hyperscan.v3alpha.Hyperscan.Regex, REQUIRED) Specifies a set of regex expressions that the input should match on.


[extensions.matching.input_matchers.hyperscan.v3alpha.Hyperscan.Regex proto]

  "regex": ...,
  "id": ...,
  "caseless": ...,
  "dot_all": ...,
  "multiline": ...,
  "allow_empty": ...,
  "utf8": ...,
  "ucp": ...,
  "combination": ...,
  "quiet": ...

(string, REQUIRED) The regex expression.

The expression must represent only the pattern to be matched, with no delimiters or flags.


(uint32) The ID of the regex expression.

This option is designed to be used on the sub-expressions in logical combinations.


(bool) Matching will be performed case-insensitively.

The expression may still use PCRE tokens (notably (?i) and (?-i)) to switch case-insensitive matching on and off.


(bool) Matching a . will not exclude newlines.


(bool) ^ and $ anchors match any newlines in data.


(bool) Allow expressions which can match against an empty string.

This option instructs the compiler to allow expressions that can match against empty buffers, such as .?, .*, (a|). Since Hyperscan can return every possible match for an expression, such expressions generally execute very slowly.


(bool) Treat the pattern as a sequence of UTF-8 characters.


(bool) Use Unicode properties for character classes.

This option instructs Hyperscan to use Unicode properties, rather than the default ASCII interpretations, for character mnemonics like \w and \s as well as the POSIX character classes. It is only meaningful in conjunction with utf8.


(bool) Logical combination.

This option instructs Hyperscan to parse this expression as logical combination syntax. Logical constraints consist of operands, operators and parentheses. The operands are expression indices, and operators can be !, & or |.


(bool) Don’t do any match reporting.

This option instructs Hyperscan to ignore match reporting for this expression. It is designed to be used on the sub-expressions in logical combinations.