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Re: [crash handling on windows (was subversion 1.4.0 svn checkout crash)

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-10-06 21:19:56 CEST

Moisei Rabinovich wrote:
> On 10/6/06, *D.J. Heap* <djheap@gmail.com <mailto:djheap@gmail.com>> wrote:
> On 10/3/06, Moisei Rabinovich <moisei@gmail.com
> <mailto:moisei@gmail.com>> wrote:
> [snip]
> > For svn windows dev: IMHO under any condition the pop up error
> dialog is not
> > acceptable - it freezes the entire process
> > without report an error back to the caller application that is
> the worse
> > behavior one can imagine for any automation system
> > There are some techniques to prevent windows application to
> raise such a
> > dialogs, I would consider to use it for svn application.
> >
> I agree -- can you work up a patch to implement this?
> DJ
> I can't work on the patch, no time for that, sorry. It requires a deep
> knowledge of the code base that I do not have.
> For the one who (and whether) is going to implement it, I recommend to
> look at
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/debug/base/seterrormode.asp
> <http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/debug/base/seterrormode.asp>
> In particular, SetErrorMode(SEM_FAILCRITICALERRORS); can do the job,
> if the rest of the code matches the conditions defined in the function
> description.
> Also _set_se_translator
> (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/5z4bw5h5.aspx)
> could help to get a stack trace on crash and save it in the separate
> file, so it can be investigated later by the developers.

Why do you want to implement your own crashhandler if you can use what
already exists?

The patch here:
and the modifications I made to the crash reporter used in TSVN
especially due to that request should be more than enough.
The code of the crash reporter dll is here:

Seriously, I'm starting to sense a "not invented here" syndrom...


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