Bug 53773 - expiring session dirs: error handling
Summary: expiring session dirs: error handling
Alias: None
Product: SyncEvolution
Classification: Unclassified
Component: GTK UI (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
: medium enhancement
Assignee: SyncEvolution Community
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Reported: 2010-04-19 20:15 UTC by SyncEvolution Community
Modified: 2018-10-13 12:41 UTC (History)
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Description Patrick Ohly 2012-08-19 18:56:45 UTC

---- Reported by jingke.zhang@intel.com 2010-04-19 20:15:49 +0000 ----

This is from http://bugzilla.moblin.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9776

   Description  From  pohly   2010-02-19 08:51:47 PST   (-) [reply]

Right now, any kind of exception thrown inside LogDir::expire() will abort the
function. It gets caught in the general exception handling code and is

The problem is that the exception might be thrown each time we attempt to
remove old sessions, thus preventing any kind of automated removal of them. The
error reporting doesn't mention that.

One way to trigger such a situation is this:
- sync twice, without making changes
- in the first session, remove a ".after" dump
- continue syncing

This should lead to haveDifferentContent() failing to read the content of the
first session and an error message like:

Data modified locally during synchronization:
*** vcard30 ***
no changes

No such file or directory

We should introduce some kind of exception handling in expire() and cope with
failures more gracefully. The exact kind of handling needs to be determined.

--- Bug imported by patrick.ohly@gmx.de 2012-08-19 20:56 UTC  ---

This bug was previously known as _bug_ 1019 at https://bugs.meego.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1019

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Comment 1 GitLab Migration User 2018-10-13 12:41:25 UTC
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