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Re: [PATCH] Resolve testsuite interruption in SVN 1.8 (v2)

From: Ivan Zhakov <ivan_at_visualsvn.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:36:28 +0300

On 8 August 2016 at 23:29, Stefan <luke1410_at_posteo.de> wrote:
> On 8/8/2016 14:53, Stefan Hett wrote:
>> On 8/8/2016 12:22 PM, Ivan Zhakov wrote:
>>> On 7 August 2016 at 23:14, Stefan <luke1410_at_posteo.de> wrote:
>>> Btw what are the problems with approach to disable watson reports on
>>> abort(), except backporting? I mean we already override Windows Error
>>> Reporting by installing our own SEH exception handler, so it looks
>>> natural to disable abort() reporting also.
>> I agree with you on this one. I wasn't aware that SVN does already
>> alter the default exception handling on Windows (and therefore
>> effectively disable the Watson crash dump reports in case of an
>> unhanled exception). So disabling the Watson crash dumps on abort
>> calls does indeed sound like increasing the system/design consistency
>> in SVN.
>> You got my non-binding +1 on that proposal (which obviously would be a
>> replacement for my proposed patch).
> I've been thinking more about your arguments and since I agree with you,
> I'd like to replace my previously proposed patch with this updated
> version based on your idea.
> Due to the behavior change it imposes, I'm not going to propose this for
> backporting to 1.8 or 1.9, though.
> Note that I kept the design to only disable Watson crash reports, unless
> SVN_CMDLINE_USE_DIALOG_FOR_ABORT is set. The reasoning is as given in my
> previous reply as in as far as I understand the design of that
> environment-variable-setting, it should control whether an abort
> produces a popup or not. Disabling the Watson crash reports would
> prevent that popup (in certain cases) and therefore negate the setting.
Hi Stefan,

I've tested your patch, but it seems that calling
_set_abort_behavior(0, _CALL_REPORTFAULT) is not enough. The problem
with this approach that abort() uses RaiseFailFastException() that
bypasses all exception handlers [1].

So Subversion doesn't write crash dump and even doesn't print error
message on abort() failure. One solution would be to register signal
handler() and use RaiseException(STATUS_FATAL_APP_EXIT). This
exception would be handled by our own exception handler. Subversion
already uses such approach for handling out-of-memory errors (see
r1724784 [2]). I've tested this approach (see attached patch) and it
seems to be working fine, but I want to test it more before

[1] https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd941688(v=vs.85).aspx
[2] https://svn.apache.org/r1724784

Ivan Zhakov

Received on 2016-08-10 13:36:56 CEST

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