[Kst] dirfile error reporting

George Staikos staikos at kde.org
Tue Apr 18 03:04:01 CEST 2006

On Wednesday 12 April 2006 16:16, Matthew D Truch wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 01:54:14PM -0400, George Staikos wrote:
> >   Are you thinking of a "message repeated x times" sort of thing, like
> > the way syslog does it?
> Well, something like that, but we aren't quite as limited as syslog.
> Syslog is stuck with the fact that it is a flat text file.  In the case
> where two different messages are being repeatedly spit out, the syslog
> algorithm fails (as I used to see on my laptop when the wireless driver
> every 2 seconds would say "firmware error - need to restart" followed by
> "firmware restarted" so my syslog would rapidly fill up.  (Now they have
> just one error, so I'm ok).  In our case, I think we should be more
> smart.  If we have two error messages that repeat (think about two
> different fields that can't be found), it should keep track of the
> duplicates for each entity.  Furthermore, the 'stop sign' shouldn't
> reappear if only to increase the 'duplicate message' counter for a
> specific warning message the user already saw.
> Am I making sense (I didn't really sleep on the plane so I might be a
> little wonky)?

  Ok, it's the same algorithm with a larger buffer. :-)  Does it make sense?  
eventually it degenerates, but we can try to make it degenerate in fewer 
cases...  If you want this, I can give it a try.

George Staikos
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