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events: allow monitoring error events #30932

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Flarna commented Dec 13, 2019

Installing an error listener has a side effect that emitted errors are considered as handled. This is quite bad for monitoring/logging tools which tend to be interested in errors but don't want to cause side
effects like swallow an exception.

There are some workarounds in the wild like monkey patching emit or remit the error if monitoring tool detects that it is the only listener but this is error prone and risky.

This PR allows to install a listener to monitor errors with the side effect to consume the error. To avoid conflicts with other events it exports a symbol on EventEmitter which owns this special meaning.

Refs: open-telemetry/opentelemetry-js#225

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Installing an error listener has a side effect that emitted errors are
considered as handled. This is quite bad for monitoring/logging tools
which tend to be interested in errors but don't want to cause side
effects like swallow an exception.

There are some workarounds in the wild like monkey patching emit or
remit the error if monitoring tool detects that it is the only listener
but this is error prone and risky.

This PR allows to install a listener to monitor errors with the side
effect to consume the error. To avoid conflicts with other events it
exports a symbol on EventEmitter which owns this special meaning.

Refs: open-telemetry/opentelemetry-js#225
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I very much like this addition.

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Trott commented Dec 18, 2019

Non-blocking comment, but I wouldn't mind this (and most new features) going in initially as experimental status so we can roll it back or change it in the first few releases it shows up in.

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Flarna commented Dec 18, 2019

I'm fine with adding an experimental statement similar the "Capture Rejections" recently added.
Is it just about adding > Stability: 1 - errorMonitor experimental. in events.md or is there more to do?
How does this effect back-porting to e.g. nodejs 12?

I'm not involved enough in the node project that I feel that well on deciding this. Would be nice if some others could give hints if we should move to experimental nor not.

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jasnell commented Dec 18, 2019

I really disagree with the experimental bit. For larger and more complicated changes it makes sense but we really don't need every API or feature addition to be experimental. This one is a simple, straightforward semver-minor. I think that's enough.

BridgeAR added a commit that referenced this pull request Dec 20, 2019
Installing an error listener has a side effect that emitted errors are
considered as handled. This is quite bad for monitoring/logging tools
which tend to be interested in errors but don't want to cause side
effects like swallow an exception.

There are some workarounds in the wild like monkey patching emit or
remit the error if monitoring tool detects that it is the only listener
but this is error prone and risky.

This PR allows to install a listener to monitor errors with the side
effect to consume the error. To avoid conflicts with other events it
exports a symbol on EventEmitter which owns this special meaning.

Refs: open-telemetry/opentelemetry-js#225

PR-URL: #30932
Refs: open-telemetry/opentelemetry-js#225
Reviewed-By: Ruben Bridgewater <ruben@bridgewater.de>
Reviewed-By: Luigi Pinca <luigipinca@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: Rich Trott <rtrott@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>
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BridgeAR commented Dec 20, 2019

Landed in fcd4c2e 🎉

I landed this since the comment was not blocking.

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BridgeAR added a commit that referenced this pull request Jan 3, 2020
Installing an error listener has a side effect that emitted errors are
considered as handled. This is quite bad for monitoring/logging tools
which tend to be interested in errors but don't want to cause side
effects like swallow an exception.

There are some workarounds in the wild like monkey patching emit or
remit the error if monitoring tool detects that it is the only listener
but this is error prone and risky.

This PR allows to install a listener to monitor errors with the side
effect to consume the error. To avoid conflicts with other events it
exports a symbol on EventEmitter which owns this special meaning.

Refs: open-telemetry/opentelemetry-js#225

PR-URL: #30932
Refs: open-telemetry/opentelemetry-js#225
Reviewed-By: Ruben Bridgewater <ruben@bridgewater.de>
Reviewed-By: Luigi Pinca <luigipinca@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: Rich Trott <rtrott@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>
BridgeAR added a commit that referenced this pull request Jan 7, 2020
Notable changes:

* assert:
  * Implement `assert.match()` and `assert.doesNotMatch()` (Ruben
    Bridgewater) #30929
* events:
  * Add `EventEmitter.on` to async iterate over events (Matteo Collina)
    #27994
  * Allow monitoring error events (Gerhard Stoebich)
    #30932
* fs:
  * Allow overriding `fs` for streams (Robert Nagy)
    #29083
* perf_hooks:
  * Move `perf_hooks` out of experimental (legendecas)
    #31101
* repl:
  * Implement ZSH-like reverse-i-search (Ruben Bridgewater)
    #31006
* tls:
  * Add PSK (pre-shared key) support (Denys Otrishko)
    #23188
@BridgeAR BridgeAR mentioned this pull request Jan 7, 2020
BridgeAR added a commit that referenced this pull request Jan 7, 2020
Notable changes:

* assert:
  * Implement `assert.match()` and `assert.doesNotMatch()` (Ruben
    Bridgewater) #30929
* events:
  * Add `EventEmitter.on` to async iterate over events (Matteo Collina)
    #27994
  * Allow monitoring error events (Gerhard Stoebich)
    #30932
* fs:
  * Allow overriding `fs` for streams (Robert Nagy)
    #29083
* perf_hooks:
  * Move `perf_hooks` out of experimental (legendecas)
    #31101
* repl:
  * Implement ZSH-like reverse-i-search (Ruben Bridgewater)
    #31006
* tls:
  * Add PSK (pre-shared key) support (Denys Otrishko)
    #23188

PR-URL: #31238
BridgeAR added a commit that referenced this pull request Jan 7, 2020
Notable changes:

* assert:
  * Implement `assert.match()` and `assert.doesNotMatch()` (Ruben
    Bridgewater) #30929
* events:
  * Add `EventEmitter.on` to async iterate over events (Matteo Collina)
    #27994
  * Allow monitoring error events (Gerhard Stoebich)
    #30932
* fs:
  * Allow overriding `fs` for streams (Robert Nagy)
    #29083
* perf_hooks:
  * Move `perf_hooks` out of experimental (legendecas)
    #31101
* repl:
  * Implement ZSH-like reverse-i-search (Ruben Bridgewater)
    #31006
* tls:
  * Add PSK (pre-shared key) support (Denys Otrishko)
    #23188

PR-URL: #31238
BridgeAR added a commit that referenced this pull request Jan 7, 2020
Notable changes:

* assert:
  * Implement `assert.match()` and `assert.doesNotMatch()` (Ruben
    Bridgewater) #30929
* events:
  * Add `EventEmitter.on` to async iterate over events (Matteo Collina)
    #27994
  * Allow monitoring error events (Gerhard Stoebich)
    #30932
* fs:
  * Allow overriding `fs` for streams (Robert Nagy)
    #29083
* perf_hooks:
  * Move `perf_hooks` out of experimental (legendecas)
    #31101
* repl:
  * Implement ZSH-like reverse-i-search (Ruben Bridgewater)
    #31006
* tls:
  * Add PSK (pre-shared key) support (Denys Otrishko)
    #23188

PR-URL: #31238
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Trott added a commit that referenced this pull request Jan 11, 2020
Installing an uncaughtException listener has a side effect that process
is not aborted. This is quite bad for monitoring/logging tools which
tend to be interested in errors but don't want to cause side effects
like swallow an exception or change the output on console.

There are some workarounds in the wild like monkey patching emit or
rethrow in the exception if monitoring tool detects that it is the only
listener but this is error prone and risky.

This PR allows to install a listener to monitor uncaughtException
without the side effect to consider the exception has handled.

PR-URL: #31257
Refs: #30932
Reviewed-By: Ruben Bridgewater <ruben@bridgewater.de>
Reviewed-By: Ben Noordhuis <info@bnoordhuis.nl>
Reviewed-By: Anna Henningsen <anna@addaleax.net>
Reviewed-By: Colin Ihrig <cjihrig@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: Rich Trott <rtrott@gmail.com>
targos added a commit that referenced this pull request Jan 14, 2020
Installing an error listener has a side effect that emitted errors are
considered as handled. This is quite bad for monitoring/logging tools
which tend to be interested in errors but don't want to cause side
effects like swallow an exception.

There are some workarounds in the wild like monkey patching emit or
remit the error if monitoring tool detects that it is the only listener
but this is error prone and risky.

This PR allows to install a listener to monitor errors with the side
effect to consume the error. To avoid conflicts with other events it
exports a symbol on EventEmitter which owns this special meaning.

Refs: open-telemetry/opentelemetry-js#225

PR-URL: #30932
Refs: open-telemetry/opentelemetry-js#225
Reviewed-By: Ruben Bridgewater <ruben@bridgewater.de>
Reviewed-By: Luigi Pinca <luigipinca@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: Rich Trott <rtrott@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>
targos added a commit that referenced this pull request Jan 14, 2020
Installing an error listener has a side effect that emitted errors are
considered as handled. This is quite bad for monitoring/logging tools
which tend to be interested in errors but don't want to cause side
effects like swallow an exception.

There are some workarounds in the wild like monkey patching emit or
remit the error if monitoring tool detects that it is the only listener
but this is error prone and risky.

This PR allows to install a listener to monitor errors with the side
effect to consume the error. To avoid conflicts with other events it
exports a symbol on EventEmitter which owns this special meaning.

Refs: open-telemetry/opentelemetry-js#225

PR-URL: #30932
Refs: open-telemetry/opentelemetry-js#225
Reviewed-By: Ruben Bridgewater <ruben@bridgewater.de>
Reviewed-By: Luigi Pinca <luigipinca@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: Rich Trott <rtrott@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>
MylesBorins added a commit that referenced this pull request Jan 16, 2020
Installing an uncaughtException listener has a side effect that process
is not aborted. This is quite bad for monitoring/logging tools which
tend to be interested in errors but don't want to cause side effects
like swallow an exception or change the output on console.

There are some workarounds in the wild like monkey patching emit or
rethrow in the exception if monitoring tool detects that it is the only
listener but this is error prone and risky.

This PR allows to install a listener to monitor uncaughtException
without the side effect to consider the exception has handled.

PR-URL: #31257
Refs: #30932
Reviewed-By: Ruben Bridgewater <ruben@bridgewater.de>
Reviewed-By: Ben Noordhuis <info@bnoordhuis.nl>
Reviewed-By: Anna Henningsen <anna@addaleax.net>
Reviewed-By: Colin Ihrig <cjihrig@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: Rich Trott <rtrott@gmail.com>
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