On Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 01:05:23PM +0100, Andrea Bolognani wrote: > On Tue, 2018-02-20 at 11:25 +0000, Daniel P. Berrangé wrote: > > > Yesterday I argued in a different thread that it would be better > > > to include the enum name in the error message, since that's useful > > > information for developers whereas users 1) should never see this > > > kind of error to begin with and 2) when they do, their only course > > > of action is reporting the issue anyway. > > > > How about we standard it via a special API > > > > virReportErrorEnumRange(virDomainControllerModelUSB, val->type); > > > > and map this through to a VIR_ERR_ENUM_RANGE error code, with a fixed > > string format. > > > > "Value '%d' out of range for enum %s" > > Sounds like a good idea! We could even add something like > > This is a bug in libvirt, please report it. > > or similar to make it clear that the user is not at fault.
I don't think we should go down that road - most errors are not the user's fault - they the fault of some component somewhere in the stack. > > Not sure about using a separate error code rather than the existing > INTERNAL_ERROR, though: it seems like it would not really buy us > anything. > > -- > Andrea Bolognani / Red Hat / Virtualization Regards, Daniel -- |: https://berrange.com -o- https://www.flickr.com/photos/dberrange :| |: https://libvirt.org -o- https://fstop138.berrange.com :| |: https://entangle-photo.org -o- https://www.instagram.com/dberrange :| -- libvir-list mailing list email@example.com https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/libvir-list