[Kst] dirfile error reporting
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.
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