Patchwork [PULL,02/13] error: Add error_abort

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Submitter Luiz Capitulino
Date Dec. 18, 2013, 4:59 p.m.
Message ID <1387386003-8949-3-git-send-email-lcapitulino@redhat.com>
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Permalink /patch/302996/
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Luiz Capitulino - Dec. 18, 2013, 4:59 p.m.
From: Peter Crosthwaite <peter.crosthwaite@xilinx.com>

Add a special Error * that can be passed to error handling APIs to
signal that any errors are fatal and should abort QEMU. There are two
advantages to this:

- allows for brevity when wishing to assert success of Error **
  accepting APIs. No need for this pattern:
        Error * local_err = NULL;
        api_call(foo, bar, &local_err);
        assert_no_error(local_err);
  This also removes the need for _nofail variants of APIs with
  asserting call sites now reduced to 1LOC.
- SIGABRT happens from within the offending API. When a fatal error
  occurs in an API call (when the caller is asserting sucess) failure
  often means the API itself is broken. With the abort happening in the
  API call now, the stack frames into the call are available at debug
  time. In the assert_no_error scheme the abort happens after the fact.

The exact semantic is that when an error is raised, if the argument
Error ** matches &error_abort, then the abort occurs immediately. The
error messaged is reported.

For error_propagate, if the destination error is &error_abort, then
the abort happens at propagation time.

Signed-off-by: Peter Crosthwaite <peter.crosthwaite@xilinx.com>
Reviewed-by: Markus Armbruster <armbru@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Luiz Capitulino <lcapitulino@redhat.com>
---
 include/qapi/error.h |  6 ++++++
 util/error.c         | 22 +++++++++++++++++++++-
 2 files changed, 27 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Patch

diff --git a/include/qapi/error.h b/include/qapi/error.h
index 7d4c696..c0f0c3b 100644
--- a/include/qapi/error.h
+++ b/include/qapi/error.h
@@ -95,4 +95,10 @@  void error_propagate(Error **dst_err, Error *local_err);
  */
 void error_free(Error *err);
 
+/**
+ * If passed to error_set and friends, abort().
+ */
+
+extern Error *error_abort;
+
 #endif
diff --git a/util/error.c b/util/error.c
index 3ee362a..f11f1d5 100644
--- a/util/error.c
+++ b/util/error.c
@@ -23,6 +23,8 @@  struct Error
     ErrorClass err_class;
 };
 
+Error *error_abort;
+
 void error_set(Error **errp, ErrorClass err_class, const char *fmt, ...)
 {
     Error *err;
@@ -41,6 +43,11 @@  void error_set(Error **errp, ErrorClass err_class, const char *fmt, ...)
     va_end(ap);
     err->err_class = err_class;
 
+    if (errp == &error_abort) {
+        error_report("%s", error_get_pretty(err));
+        abort();
+    }
+
     *errp = err;
 
     errno = saved_errno;
@@ -72,6 +79,11 @@  void error_set_errno(Error **errp, int os_errno, ErrorClass err_class,
     va_end(ap);
     err->err_class = err_class;
 
+    if (errp == &error_abort) {
+        error_report("%s", error_get_pretty(err));
+        abort();
+    }
+
     *errp = err;
 
     errno = saved_errno;
@@ -112,6 +124,11 @@  void error_set_win32(Error **errp, int win32_err, ErrorClass err_class,
     va_end(ap);
     err->err_class = err_class;
 
+    if (errp == &error_abort) {
+        error_report("%s", error_get_pretty(err));
+        abort();
+    }
+
     *errp = err;
 }
 
@@ -153,7 +170,10 @@  void error_free(Error *err)
 
 void error_propagate(Error **dst_err, Error *local_err)
 {
-    if (dst_err && !*dst_err) {
+    if (local_err && dst_err == &error_abort) {
+        error_report("%s", error_get_pretty(local_err));
+        abort();
+    } else if (dst_err && !*dst_err) {
         *dst_err = local_err;
     } else if (local_err) {
         error_free(local_err);