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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH v2 2/4] iscsi: Add exit status checking for virISCSIGetSession



On Mon, May 16, 2016 at 11:03:09 -0400, John Ferlan wrote:
> Utilize the exit status parameter for virCommandRunRegex in order to
> check the return error from the 'iscsiadm --mode session' command.
> Without this enabled, if there are no sessions running then virCommandRun
> would have displayed an error such as:
> 
>     2016-05-13 15:17:15.165+0000: 10920: error : virCommandWait:2553 :
>                internal error: Child process (iscsiadm --mode session)
>                unexpected exit status 21: iscsiadm: No active sessions.
> 
> It is possible that for certain paths (when probe is true) we only care
> whether it's running or not to make certain decisions.  Spitting out
> the error for those paths is unnecessary.
> 
> If we do have a situation where probe = false and there's an error,
> then display the error from iscsiadm if it's there; otherwise, default
> to the non descript error.
> 
> Signed-off-by: John Ferlan <jferlan redhat com>
> ---
>  src/util/viriscsi.c | 27 ++++++++++++++++++++++-----
>  1 file changed, 22 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/src/util/viriscsi.c b/src/util/viriscsi.c
> index 846ea68..3627eed 100644
> --- a/src/util/viriscsi.c
> +++ b/src/util/viriscsi.c

[...]

> @@ -79,24 +80,40 @@ virISCSIGetSession(const char *devpath,

[....]

>  
>      if (cbdata.session == NULL && !probe) {
> -        virReportError(VIR_ERR_INTERNAL_ERROR,
> -                       "%s", _("cannot find session"));
> -        goto cleanup;
> +        /* If the command failed, let's give some information as to why */
> +        if (exitstatus != 0) {
> +            char *st = virProcessTranslateStatus(exitstatus);
> +
> +            virReportError(VIR_ERR_INTERNAL_ERROR,
> +                           _("'%s --mode session' unexpected %s%s%s"),

I still don't think this message is okay. As the error message above
suggests error code 21 is returned if no active session is found which
is definitely not unexpected here ... [1]

Also it's quite unlikely that iscsiadm would die of any "unnatural"
reasons and thus virProcessTranslateStatus would provide any helpful
data. 

> +                           ISCSIADM, NULLSTR(st),
> +                           error ? ": " : "",
> +                           error ? error : "");
> +            VIR_FREE(st);
> +        } else {
> +            virReportError(VIR_ERR_INTERNAL_ERROR,
> +                           "%s", _("cannot find session"));

[1] ... as this suggests.

> +        }
>      }
> 

The direction of this patch is okay, but the error could be improved. Do
you have any strong reason for keeping the message?

Peter

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