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From rafaelweingartner <>
Subject [GitHub] cloudstack pull request #837: CLOUDSTACK-8855 Improve Error Message for Host...
Date Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:08:08 GMT
Github user rafaelweingartner commented on a diff in the pull request:
    --- Diff: server/src/com/cloud/alert/ ---
    @@ -767,7 +767,9 @@ public void sendAlert(AlertType alertType, long dataCenterId, Long
podId, Long c
                     // set up a new alert
                     AlertVO newAlert = new AlertVO();
    -                newAlert.setSubject(subject);
    +                //do not have a seperate column for content.
    +                //appending the message to the subject for now.
    +                newAlert.setSubject(subject+content);
    --- End diff --
    I understand that 999 characters may seem a lot, but the `content` may contain some long
strings. for instance, in `<DomainRouterVO>)`,
it is generated a `subject` and a `content` that together (depending on variable combinations
used to create those strings) can go over 500 chars.
    What concerns me the most are methods such as `<?
extends BaseImageStoreDriverImpl, DownloadAnswer>, CreateContext<CreateCmdResult>)`,
where the `subject` and `content` would be the same, and they are created using an error message
that may come from the most different places.
    The use of `, long, Long, String,
String)` is quite broad and it would be a lot of work to check every single place it is used.
For me, the code that you are adding at line 772 seem like a half-measure that is bug prone.
I would like to hear the feedback from others on this topic.

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