Commit 4f3ab40c authored by Philip Chimento's avatar Philip Chimento 🚮 Committed by Allison Karlitskaya

gfile: Explain nonobvious use of my_error

In g_file_make_directory_with_parents(), the my_error variable is used
for several different purposes throughout the whole function, not all of
which are obvious. This explains the situation with some comments.
parent 44372f4d
......@@ -3757,6 +3757,11 @@ g_file_make_directory_with_parents (GFile *file,
if (g_cancellable_set_error_if_cancelled (cancellable, error))
return FALSE;
/* Try for the simple case of not having to create any parent
* directories. If any parent directory needs to be created, this
* call will fail with NOT_FOUND. If that happens, then that value of
* my_error persists into the while loop below.
g_file_make_directory (file, cancellable, &my_error);
if (!g_error_matches (my_error, G_IO_ERROR, G_IO_ERROR_NOT_FOUND))
......@@ -3767,6 +3772,13 @@ g_file_make_directory_with_parents (GFile *file,
work_file = g_object_ref (file);
/* Creates the parent directories as needed. In case any particular
* creation operation fails for lack of other parent directories
* (NOT_FOUND), the directory is added to a list of directories to
* create later, and the value of my_error is retained until the next
* iteration of the loop. After the loop my_error should either be
* empty or contain a real failure condition.
while (g_error_matches (my_error, G_IO_ERROR, G_IO_ERROR_NOT_FOUND))
GFile *parent_file;
......@@ -3792,6 +3804,11 @@ g_file_make_directory_with_parents (GFile *file,
g_object_unref (parent_file);
/* All directories should be able to be created now, so an error at
* this point means the whole operation must fail -- except an EXISTS
* error, which means that another process already created the
* directory in between the previous failure and now.
for (l = list; my_error == NULL && l; l = l->next)
g_file_make_directory ((GFile *) l->data, cancellable, &my_error);
......@@ -3809,6 +3826,10 @@ g_file_make_directory_with_parents (GFile *file,
list = g_list_remove (list, list->data);
/* At this point an error in my_error means a that something
* unexpected failed in either of the loops above, so the whole
* operation must fail.
if (my_error != NULL)
g_propagate_error (error, my_error);
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