[Phpmyadmin-devel] GSoC 2014 Error reporting for php errors

Mohamed Ashraf mohamed.ashraf.213 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 08:06:15 CET 2014


My name is Mohamed Ashraf. I was a GSoC student last year and I worked on
the original version of the error reporting server. I would like to apply
to be the student doing this idea. I just wanted to ask a few questions. Do
you want to submit only fatal errors or any kind of error or warning to be
submittable. Also can I see an example of a PHP error you expect might
occur that you want the user to be able to submit. Finally how much
information do you want the user of phpMyAdmin who submits the PHP error to
know. PHP errors may be sensitive and may give extra information to
attackers so I do not think that it is wise to give them to the user but
that information may help the developers find the problem faster so I think
the developers should have access to some potentially sensitive information.

I think it is better to store them server side and have them submitted if
the user wishes directly without a preview. And having them private in the
error reporting server for only those with commit access to the phpMyAdmin
repo. The server already detects if you have commit access since last year
but I never knew what to do with the information. They can then mark the
errors as public again if nothing sensitive is in the report.

What do you think?

Mohamed Ashraf
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.phpmyadmin.net/pipermail/developers/attachments/20140311/78fc2575/attachment.html>

More information about the Developers mailing list