Error Report Format
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||Enhanced error reporting format, see Bug 232410
TCF standard services use same format for error reporting:
⇒ <object: error description>
Error reports use JSON for message encoding, see
JSON - Preferred Marshaling.
Empty or null error report means success. Error description provides error details, including
error code and a short, localizable, human readable explanation of the error.
Error description properties are:
- "Code" : <integer>
- Error code. Can belong to one of predefined ranges:
- 0x0-0xffff Standard TCF codes, includes a limited subset of POSIX errors, and OTHER error code, which
can be used together with "AltCode"
- 0x10000-0x1ffff Service specific codes
- 0x20000-0x2ffff Reserved codes - will never be used by the TCF standard
- "Time" : <integer>
- Error timestamp, in milliseconds since midnight, January 1, 1970 UTC
- "Service" : <string>
- Name of the service that reported the error. Required when "Code" is service specific code.
- "Format" : <string>
- Error description format supports separation between constant and variable parts
of error message ("Format" and "Params"). This is done to support localization.
Format string is expected to allow translation into foreign languages by means of string table lookup.
The format string syntax is defined in the Java language library
In order to simplify clients written in other languages, only a subset of the syntax is supported:
- Supported format types: (none), number
- Supported format styles:
- number: (none), "integer", "percent"
- "Params" : <array>
- An array of values to be used together with "Format" to create the error message.
- "Severity" : <integer>
- Predefined severity values:
- 0 - error (default)
- 1 - warning
- 2 - fatal
- "AltCode" : <integer>
- Alternative error code. This can be used to represent,
for example, OS, POSIX, or other vendor specific error codes
- "AltOrg" : <string>
- ID of organization defining "AltCode", for example "Linux", "VxWorks", "Wind River", etc
- "CausedBy" : <object: error description>
- A nested error description. Can be used to describe a root cause of this error.
All fields except "Code" are optional.
Standard error codes:
OTHER = 1
JSON_SYNTAX = 2
PROTOCOL = 3
BUFFER_OVERFLOW = 4
CHANNEL_CLOSED = 5
COMMAND_CANCELLED = 6
UNKNOWN_PEER = 7
BASE64 = 8
EOF = 9
ALREADY_STOPPED = 10
ALREADY_EXITED = 11
ALREADY_RUNNING = 12
ALREADY_ATTACHED = 13
IS_RUNNING = 14
INV_DATA_SIZE = 15
INV_CONTEXT = 16
INV_ADDRESS = 17
INV_EXPRESSION = 18
INV_FORMAT = 19
INV_NUMBER = 20
INV_DWARF = 21
SYM_NOT_FOUND = 22
UNSUPPORTED = 23
INV_DATA_TYPE = 24
INV_COMMAND = 25
Service specific error code definitions, if any, are part of service specfications.
Standard and service specific error codes can be extended over time. A
client that does not recognize a specific error code should treat it in the
same way as "OTHER".
For encoding of <object>,
<string>, etc., see
JSON - Preferred Marshaling.