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Re: (Maybe) helpful data surrounding crashes

From: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
To: "Erwin Brandstetter" <brandstetter(at)falter(dot)at>
Cc: pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: (Maybe) helpful data surrounding crashes
Date: 2008-04-01 07:57:48
Message-ID: 937d27e10804010057o77804a49ob45565888412d8d7@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 3:52 AM, Erwin Brandstetter
<brandstetter(at)falter(dot)at> wrote:
> dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org wrote:
>  > I've fixed the redundant %'s you mentioned, and fixed some other
>  > subtle bugs that could have caused crashes in some specific
>  > circumstances (got any objects with % in the name?). Not sure what
>  > else to try unless you want to try getting intimate with a debugger
>  > :-p
>
>  Thanks for your attention to the details. I strictly stick to
>  non-quoted-7Bit-ASCII-lowercase-letters-only-oldschool names, for I am
>  afraid of ghosts. So, no, no % in my names. pgAdmin wouldn't get a
>  chance to choke on % in comments or in the body of views or functions,
>  would it?

No, shouldn't do.

>  And even if I'd get all flirtatious with a debugger, which I don't have
>  the time for right now, I'd still have to be able to reproduce the crash.

when you have a debugger installed it should offer you the chance to
debug as soon as it crashes. You'd just need the right debug symbols
to hand.

>  P.S.: I do remember a crash case involving a '%' being sent through a
>  "fprint variant" (rev. 5932), though. Ah, the old days! Beer was cheap
>  and bugs reproducible back then ...

Err, yeah. That's kinda what I fixed yesterday (I found a few more cases :-( ).


-- 
Dave Page
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