[Box Backup] OSFileError

Richard Hurt boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Fri Jan 26 13:03:11 GMT 2007


Chris,
  It sounds like you've done quite a bit of work on BB.  Are your
changes to the client or server or both?  Are they backward
compatible?  Are they i386 specific or does it work on PPC OS X?  How
can we get this rolled into the trunk?  Maybe there should be a
0.10.1 release.  :)

Later...
  Richard

> On 1/25/07, Chris Wilson <chris at qwirx.com> wrote:
> >  Hi Patrick,
> >
> > On Thu, 25 Jan 2007, patrick machielse wrote:
> >
> > > The cause of the problem seems to be that bbackupd simply can't find a
> > > location. I moved one of the folders I had specified in the
> >  > configuration file, and this makes bbackupd throw the exception. I think
> > > there are two problems with this:
> >
> > This has already been fixed since 0.10, in my branch. I hope that the fix
> > will be merged into the trunk. Perhaps we can add this as a "known
> > problem" with 0.10? Any objections?
> >
> > > 1- I would expect bbackupd to simply skip non-existing locations,
> > >    printing a warning to stderr. As it stands, the exception prevents
> > >    backup of any location in the configruation (the non-existing folder
> > >    is the first one listed), not just of the one that wasn't found.
> >
> > My patch fixes this.
> >
> > > 2- The error message: "Exception caught (Common OSFileError (Error
> > >    accessing a file. Check permissions.) 1/9), reset state and waiting
> > >    to retry..." is misleading since it is not a permissions problem.
> > >    Also, the message could (should) indicate _which_ file couldn't be
> > >    accessed.
> >
> > My patch reports the name of the file that failed, but I don't think
> > it reports a better error than Common OSFileError. The description of that
> > exception is generic, and just a hint, not specific.
> >
> > I think we should have a better error handling framework, with some more
> > specific subtypes of exceptions under Common OSFileError, such as Access
> > Denied, File Not Found, etc. Any objections if I manually create some such
> > classes?
> >
> > > If you can confirm this is indeed the behaviour (and a bug), I will add
> > > a new ticket to trac.
> >
> > Feel free to create the ticket, making sure to note that it is fixed in
> > chris/merge and awaiting merge into trunk.
> >
> > Also, I would be grateful if you could try chris/merge and see if it fixes
> > the problem for you.
> >
> > Cheers, Chris.
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