Open Bug 1421316 Opened 4 years ago Updated 4 years ago
More versatile error handling in server
When server.TCPConnection#onPacket receives a new message and it is not an array we use error.report to log it to stdout. We could possibly construct an error response and send that back in this case. I don’t think there is anything we can do if sendResponse or sendError fails, however.
The code Andreas is referring to here can be found at: https://dxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/c2248f85346939d3e0b01f57276c440ccb2d16a1/testing/marionette/server.js#481-486 Andreas, which kind of error class should be used in this case? I would assume `UnknownError`. Would you mind to mentor this bug?
I had a another look into this and I can’t find a good way to know how to construct an error response when Array.isArray(data) fails. The response packet is meant to be a four-element array such as [<type>, <id>, <error>, <data>] but if we fail to unmarshal the command request we won’t know what command ID to respond to. Do you have any great ideas?
Priority: -- → P5
Oh, indeed. This is really sad. But maybe we could at least use logging in `error.report()`, and get this out as an error, or at least warning?
(In reply to Henrik Skupin (:whimboo) from comment #3) > Oh, indeed. This is really sad. I guess we could potentially introduce a message ID -1 meaning something catastrophic went wrong. That involves building support for it into clients as well. > But maybe we could at least use logging in `error.report()`, and > get this out as an error, or at least warning? I believe that already happens.
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