On 17.05.2018 14:49, Nikolay Shirokovskiy wrote:
> On 17.05.2018 14:01, Erik Skultety wrote:
>> On Thu, May 17, 2018 at 01:42:36PM +0300, Nikolay Shirokovskiy wrote:
>>> On 17.05.2018 13:11, Nikolay Shirokovskiy wrote:
>>>> virCopyLastError is intended to be used after last error is set.
>>>> However due to virLastErrorObject failures (very unlikely through
>>>> as thread local error is allocated on first use) we can have zero
>>>> fields in a copy as a result. In particular code field can be set
>>>> to VIR_ERR_OK.
>>>> In some places (qemu monitor, qemu agent and qemu migaration code
>>>> for example) we use copy result as a flag and this leads to bugs.
>>>> Let's set copy result to generic error ("cause unknown") in this case.
>>>> Approach is based on John Ferlan comments in [1] and [2] to initial
>>>> attempt which fixes issue in much less generic way.
>>>> [1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/libvir-list/2018-April/msg02700.html
>>>> [2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/libvir-list/2018-May/msg00124.html
>>>> ---
>>>>  src/util/virerror.c | 2 +-
>>>>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>>> diff --git a/src/util/virerror.c b/src/util/virerror.c
>>>> index c000b00..9f158af 100644
>>>> --- a/src/util/virerror.c
>>>> +++ b/src/util/virerror.c
>>>> @@ -343,7 +343,7 @@ virCopyLastError(virErrorPtr to)
>>>>      if (err)
>>>>          virCopyError(err, to);
>>>>      else
>>>> -        virResetError(to);
>>>> +        virErrorGenericFailure(err);
>>> virErrorGenericFailure(to) of course
>> Yeah, I just prepared a mail to respond to the original patch, nevermind 
>> :)...
>> Although I still don't see how this solves anything. First of all, the whole
>> else branch is useless, since we "memset'd" the caller-passed object right
>> before we could potentially hit the 'else' branch. As you've noted in the
>> commit message, virLastErrorObject() can only fail with NULL on OOM, yet one 
>> of
>> the things virErrorGenericFailure will try to do is strdup(), which I highly
>> doubt would succeed after a previous OOM, IOW if libvirt encounters OOM it's
>> pretty much stuck in a loop of failed attempts to report an OOM error
>> encountering some more. If you really want to return something, I'd say we
>> should return VIR_ERR_NO_MEMORY instead, probably checking the validity of 
>> the
> This can be misleading. The original error is lost due OOM but it can be
> not OOM itself and we tend to report root cause. I'd prefer new 
> if sematics is important. Then we need to fix virErrorGenericFailure too
> as VIR_ERR_INTERNAL_ERROR code is valid only if we forget to set error but
> we can also have OOM issues too in this case, so VIR_ERR_UNKNOWN is better 
> suited
> for virErrorGenericFailure. Or we can live with just VIR_ERR_INTERNAL_ERROR. 
> As to duping message - it won't hurt anyway. So I would keep 
> virErrorGenericFailure
> usage.
>> caller-passed object, since we just blindly trust it's been allocated 
>> properly
>> and access it right away.
> As to checking @to validity, I'd prefer a distinct patch.
> Nikolay

Eventually I think we just need to initialize thread local error storage
in the very beginning of thread life. Then we don't have this corner
case. And similar others too. Check for example 
They don't account that last error can be NULL because of OOM so last
error can be overwritten.


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