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Re: [lvm-devel] [PATCH 08/12] Add lvm_errno(), lvm_strerror, lvm_vg_mode.

On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 02:30:37PM -0500, Dave Wysochanski wrote:
> Create struct lib_context to store lvm_errno field as well as cmd_context.
> Create error APIs - lvm_errno, lvm_strerror.

As we discussed on the call last week, let't see first if we can get an error
number and messages integrated into the existing log_error() reporting

> +int lvm_errno(lvm_handle_t libh)
> +{
> +	return libh->lvm_errno;
> +}

Eventually, yes, but as we discussed last week, a static global variable
is likely to be the quickest way to get this working until libh is
available at all levels of the stack.

> +char *lvm_strerror(lvm_handle_t libh)
> +{
> +	return strerror(libh->lvm_errno);
> +}

No need for a wrapper around strerror - call it directly!

What we should do though is store the specific error messages issued
and provide a way to return them all in one go.
Again, this is likely to be a simple multi-line string for now, that gets
cleared on each new library call.

agk redhat com

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