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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Proper reporting of Win32 errors
Date Mon, 01 Dec 1997 10:58:33 GMT
Paul Sutton wrote:
> The current aplog_error() function cannot report on errors returned by
> Win32 functions. These functions do not bother setting errno - instead,
> you have to make a call to GetLastError() to get the error code, then call
> FormatMessage() to get the corresponding string. I already added code to
> do this in os/win32/service.c, but this was specific to reporting errors
> to standard error during apache -i or -u calls.
> The patch below updates aplog_error() to enable generic logging of
> Win32 errors to the same place as other errors. It adds a new flag,
> APLOG_WIN32ERROR which if given in the _second_ argument to aplog_error()
> causes the Win32 error code and error string to be logged. Here is an
> example call (this is from worker_main()):

Good plan, but I wonder whether we should always log the Win32 error
(unless APLOG_NOERRNO is set, of course), rather than having to
explicitly flag it?



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