Making EPERM friendlier
Posted Jan 19, 2013 20:05 UTC (Sat) by dkg
Parent article: Making EPERM friendlier
This is definitely potentially a two-edged sword. It's worth noting CVE-2013-0157 (aka debian bug 697464) is a recent and simple example of a way in which more-detailed error reporting causes a data leak that might not be acceptable on some systems.
I'm grateful to see the additional error reporting (i do think that obscure errors limit the usability of our systems) but there are some tricky tradeoffs that need to be balanced to do it right.
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