Re: [bug fix] Produce a crash dump before main() on Windows

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Michael Paquier <michael(at)paquier(dot)xyz>
Cc: Craig Ringer <craig(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, "Tsunakawa, Takayuki" <tsunakawa(dot)takay(at)jp(dot)fujitsu(dot)com>, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Haribabu Kommi <kommi(dot)haribabu(at)gmail(dot)com>, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, Pg Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [bug fix] Produce a crash dump before main() on Windows
Date: 2019-11-10 16:24:34
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Michael Paquier <michael(at)paquier(dot)xyz> writes:
> On Sun, Nov 10, 2019 at 06:03:08PM +0800, Craig Ringer wrote:
>> I had to go hunt around with Dependency Walker to figure out the actual
>> missing DLL the last time I had to deal with this.

> Ahah. Yes, That's exactly what I used a couple of years back on that.
> These errors are hard to track and find.

I feel the pain on this --- indirect dependencies are not well reported
on any platform that I deal with :-(. Still, I'm having a hard time
convincing myself that this patch is a good idea. It seems very likely
that it will break some startup scenarios, and the incremental benefit
in error reporting seems marginal.

regards, tom lane

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