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bug #24080: Include packet/field name in "Trying to put X into Y bits" messages?

Submitted by:  Jacob Nevins <jtn>
Submitted on:  Sun Nov 15 12:30:22 2015  
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: None
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Open
Release: Operating System: None
Planned Release: Contains string changes: None

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Tue Jun 14 20:00:28 2016, comment #3:

> The maximal number of fragments is 15

What version you had this with? It sounds like a bug #24074, but that was fixed in 2.5.2 already.

Replies to bug #24654, please.

Marko Lindqvist <cazfi>
Project Administrator
Mon May 9 23:19:51 2016, comment #2:

> The maximal number of fragments is 15

-> bug #24654

Marko Lindqvist <cazfi>
Project Administrator
Thu Mar 31 20:09:15 2016, comment #1:

Remotely related observation: The maximal number of fragments is 15, otherwise I get a loud bang and error messages telling me that X * 16 doesn't fit into 8 bits for 15 < X. (I wanted 100 fragments to get percent ;-)

Frank <dunnoob>
Sun Nov 15 12:30:22 2015, original submission:

When we get a message like

reported from a non-debug build, the first thing we usually want to know is which packet and field it's talking about.
(Debug builds output a backtrace which helps a lot, but that's no good for reports from real games.)

It would be possible for the invocations of DIO_PUT() from packets_gen.c to pass string representations of the packet and field names, to put in the message in case of failure. (Other invocations of the dio_put family of functions could be made to pass NULL, through wrappers.)

However, I don't know if the extra pointer parameter passing would significantly impact performance. Also all the field names would end up in the binary (if they're not there already; packet names are, in packet_name9)).

Jacob Nevins <jtn>
Project Administrator


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