[drupal-devel] [bug] pgsql _db_query() shows each query error twice

Cvbge drupal-devel at drupal.org
Tue Aug 16 18:12:44 UTC 2005

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 Project:      Drupal
 Version:      cvs
 Component:    database system
 Category:     bug reports
 Priority:     normal
 Assigned to:  Anonymous
 Reported by:  danielc
 Updated by:   Cvbge
 Status:       patch (code needs review)

To test this I've created simple block:
echo "This is a test";
db_query("HELLO WORLD");
When the block was displayed the error was logged and displayed too:
warning: pg_query(): Query failed: ERROR:  syntax error at or near
"HELLO" at character 1 in ..../includes/database.pgsql.inc on line 45.
user error:
query: HELLO WORLD in ..../includes/database.pgsql.inc on line 62.

But prefixing pg_query() with @ didn't change anything, the error was
still displayed on the page.


Previous comments:

Mon, 04 Apr 2005 04:27:36 +0000 : danielc

Attachment: http://drupal.org/files/issues/database.silence.query.diff (1.2 KB)

In _db_query(), when a query error happens, the error messages are
displayed twice.  First at the point of the pg_query()/mysql_query()
call and then at the track_errors() call.  Since there is an error
handling/reporting process in place, the query calls should suppress
error output by placing @'s in front of them.  The attached patch does
that for both the database.mysql.inc and database.pgsql.inc files.


Fri, 08 Apr 2005 00:43:06 +0000 : danielc

Can this please be applied to 4-6 and HEAD?


Fri, 08 Apr 2005 11:41:09 +0000 : Dries

How can we reproduce this?  No matter what I do, I only see each error
reported once.  

(We try to avoid the use of @ to surpress errors.)


Fri, 08 Apr 2005 13:36:37 +0000 : danielc

Ah!  It's just happening with PostgreSQL.  I noticed it there and
assumed the same issue existed with MySQL.  Sorry for the confusion. 
Please commit to database.pgsql.inc only.


Sat, 23 Apr 2005 14:35:12 +0000 : danielc

Add "pgsql" to title.

Test script:


Sat, 23 Apr 2005 14:37:39 +0000 : danielc

The  test script got ripped out.  Perhaps because I used an opening PHP
tag w/o a closing one.  Let's try again:

// so we don't need to include bootstrap
function variable_get($name, $default) {
  return $default;
ini_set('include_path', 'd:/webroot/drupal/includes');
require_once 'database.pgsql.inc';
$db_url = 'pgsql://dropper:ak17q8l10@localhost/drupal';
$active_db = db_connect($db_url);
_db_query('a REALLY bad query');


Mon, 25 Apr 2005 18:02:53 +0000 : Dries

We're not fond of using '@'.  I'll await feedback from Adrian, who
maintains the PostgreSQL port.  He might be able to suggest an
alternative/better fix.


Mon, 25 Apr 2005 18:40:55 +0000 : danielc

Judicious use of @ is important.  For example, they're a bad idea when
including files.  At the same time, there is no downside to suppressing
error messages for function calls when failures of the given function
are handled -- which they are in this case.

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