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os: File.Sync should return *PathError on Plan 9 #39800

fhs opened this issue Jun 24, 2020 · 2 comments

os: File.Sync should return *PathError on Plan 9 #39800

fhs opened this issue Jun 24, 2020 · 2 comments


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@fhs fhs commented Jun 24, 2020

File.Sync currently returns *SyscallError on Plan 9. It should return *PathError so that the error type matches other systems.

What version of Go are you using (go version)?

$ go version
go version devel +master Sat Jun 20 01:48:54 EDT 2020 plan9/amd64

What did you do?


package main

import (

func main() {
	err := os.Stderr.Sync()
	if err != nil {
		fmt.Printf("%T: %v\n", err, err)

What did you expect to see?

Filename in the error, for example on Linux:

*os.PathError: sync /dev/stderr: invalid argument

What did you see instead?

*os.SyscallError: fsync: permission denied

@gopherbot add labels OS-Plan9, NeedsFix

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@ianlancetaylor ianlancetaylor commented Jun 25, 2020

CC @0intro

@ianlancetaylor ianlancetaylor added this to the Backlog milestone Jun 25, 2020
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@gopherbot gopherbot commented Jun 25, 2020

Change mentions this issue: os: return *PathError error in File.Sync on Plan 9

@gopherbot gopherbot closed this in 334752d Jun 25, 2020
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