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Issue 43: client should inform server if errors are detected

Reported by Unknown User, May 1, 2006

(This entry was imported from the savannah tracker, original 
location: https://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/index.php?16471)

We are trying to move towards the server doing less and less 
checking for things like disk corruption, and letting the client do 
it instead (since the client has to do it anyway, no point in the 
server doing it too).  Some people have pointed out that they 
perhaps do not trust casual users doing initial pulls to figure out 
what has gone wrong when they receive corrupted data, inform the 
admins of the problem, etc.

Therefore, it would be nice if the client somehow could send the 
server a message letting them know that corruption had been 
detected, before the client disconnected.  This could then be logged 
on the server, where the admins could see it.

This is somewhat complicated by the fact that we don't generally 
have specially separated out "consistency checking code" 
-- inconsistencies are simply signaled by hitting invariants.  One 
solution would simply arrange that if we hit an invariant while we 
are talking on the network, we dump a description of the invariant 
to our peer before dying.

Created: 13 years 4 months ago by Unknown User

Status: New

Labels:
Type:Feature Request
Component:Networking
Priority:Low

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