bin/142911: [patch] vmstat(8) -w should produce error message
if fed a negative value
gpf.kira at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 21:40:07 UTC 2010
The following reply was made to PR bin/142911; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Efstratios Karatzas <gpf.kira at gmail.com>
To: bug-followup at freebsd.org, Bruce Evans <brde at optusnet.com.au>
Subject: Re: bin/142911: [patch] vmstat(8) -w should produce error message if
fed a negative value
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 23:33:00 +0200
On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 8:41 PM, Efstratios Karatzas <gpf.kira at gmail.com> wrote:
> Instead of printing the limits that are acceptable here through errx(),
> we could try and change the error message that strtonum() returns and
> solve this ugliness at its root. That would be the right thing to do imho,
> but I believe I need a commiter that agrees with me before I go around
> posting PRs just to change error strings in openbsd code because *I*
> don't like them.
> "vmstat: -n -1: less than 0" (0 being the min value we want in this scenario)
> would be a good error message.
> The same goes for the error message for a longer than our max supplied value.
> What do you think?
Nevermind about that, I just read the code of strtonum() and understood why my
idea cannot be implemented without changing the function's interface.
Efstratios "GPF" Karatzas
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