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Re: Errno checks for rmtree()

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: PostgreSQL-patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Errno checks for rmtree()
Date: 2005-02-13 01:28:02
Message-ID: 200502130128.j1D1S2D28353@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> > OK, so you just wanted _an_ error string to be printed on failure rather
> > than the reasons.
> 
> Well, what we want to know is the particular file that couldn't be
> deleted and the errno code.  This is all "can't happen" stuff and so
> it just has to be a message that is useful for debugging; I don't see
> that it has to be amazingly user-friendly.

Wow, you want to print out the raw errno number.  We only do that in one
or two places in our code that I could fine.

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