Yes,as long as this happens soon, it is a safe assumption that almost
all existing tools ignored the return code (because they couldn't use
it till recently).

Or allow the error code field to be null in the database (shown as blank
or not available in the web interface).

Peter

On Friday, September 21, 2012, Scott McManus wrote:

> Excellent. :)
>
> I had considered adding an exit code column but had avoided touching
> the database at first. Migration could be a little tricky. If we assume
> that
> there are few (or even zero) tools checking stdout/stderr/exit codes, then
> we could assume that a job failed if it had any stderr text. Then we would
> need appropriate backfilled exit codes - say, 0 for success and -1 for
> error.
> Would that make sense?
>
> -Scott
>
>
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