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RE: svn commit: r980811 - in /subversion/trunk/subversion/libsvn_fs_fs: fs.h fs_fs.c

From: Bert Huijben <bert_at_qqmail.nl>
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 00:14:25 +0200

> -----Original Message-----
> From: 'Stefan Sperling' [mailto:stsp_at_elego.de]
> Sent: zondag 1 augustus 2010 23:09
> To: Bert Huijben
> Cc: dev_at_subversion.apache.org
> Subject: Re: svn commit: r980811 - in
> /subversion/trunk/subversion/libsvn_fs_fs: fs.h fs_fs.c
> On Sun, Aug 01, 2010 at 10:56:47PM +0200, Bert Huijben wrote:
> > Looking a bit further: Do we really need to take the absolute path
> for the
> > error message? (What do we in similar code paths?)
> I would like Subversion to print helpful error message.
> Though the path need not be absolute, but see below.
> > The easiest way to fix this would be to just use the caller provided
> paths
> > in the error message. That would immediately fix the error leak.
> The caller-provided paths contain a trailing '/db', and running upgrade
> with those doesn't work:
> $ svnadmin upgrade repos/db
> subversion/svnadmin/main.c:1543: (apr_err=2)
> subversion/libsvn_repos/repos.c:1572: (apr_err=2)
> subversion/libsvn_repos/repos.c:1502: (apr_err=2)
> subversion/libsvn_repos/repos.c:1338: (apr_err=2)
> subversion/libsvn_repos/repos.c:1338: (apr_err=2)
> svnadmin: Error opening db lockfile
> subversion/libsvn_subr/io.c:1625: (apr_err=2)
> subversion/libsvn_subr/io.c:2714: (apr_err=2)
> svnadmin: Can't open file 'repos/db/locks/db.lock': No such file or
> directory
> So we cannot advise users to run the command with 'db' at the end.
> We could use the relative paths to avoid further SVN_ERR() calls, sure.
> But you've also said that you didn't want the dirname() hack to strip
> off the trailing 'db'.
> So I'm not sure how you'd like to make Subversion provide a useful
> error message for this case.
> > In this case you would need to use src_path for the error message
> anyway if
> > the svn_dirent_get_absolute() fails.
> That's very likely not gonna fail. We've already opened the repository.

If svn_dirent_get_absolute() returns an error, the output argument of that
function is undefined. And you can't use an undefined pointer as a string in
an error message.
(Just this afternoon I was fixing a bug where the error message should have
contained a url, but had the content of fsfs.conf...)


> Stefan
Received on 2010-08-02 00:15:06 CEST

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