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#227 new failure, post patch #1074928 - poss change after prebid

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Kevin Dwyer
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2005-01-20
2005-01-19
R P Herrold
No

There seems to be a new failure, even with the curl
patch of 1074928. Is there a way to dial up logging to
marrow in on this?

-- Russ Herrold

[herrold@emac nfs]$ bidwatcher
[2005-01-19 15:51:15] bidwatcher 1.3.16 is GPL'd and
has NO WARRANTY; press the ABOUT button for details
[2005-01-19 15:51:15] Help us: please report ALL bugs
at http://sourceforge.net/projects/bidwatcher
[2005-01-19 15:52:02] Pre-bid on 5744941595 FAILED:
Unable to determine error. This indicates a bug.
[2005-01-19 15:52:17] Refreshing auction information
[herrold@emac nfs]$ ldd `which bidwatcher`
libX11.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.so.6
(0x0ff03000)
libcurl.so.2 => /usr/lib/libcurl.so.2 (0x0feb3000)
libXext.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXext.so.6
(0x0fe80000)
libgtk-1.2.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgtk-1.2.so.0
(0x0fce8000)
libgdk-1.2.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgdk-1.2.so.0
(0x0fc8b000)
libgmodule-1.2.so.0 =>
/usr/lib/libgmodule-1.2.so.0 (0x0fc67000)
libglib-1.2.so.0 => /usr/lib/libglib-1.2.so.0
(0x0fc1a000)
libdl.so.2 => /lib/libdl.so.2 (0x0fbf8000)
libXi.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXi.so.6
(0x0fbce000)
libstdc++.so.5 => /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5
(0x0fad9000)
libm.so.6 => /lib/tls/libm.so.6 (0x0fa45000)
libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib/libgcc_s.so.1 (0x0fa18000)
libc.so.6 => /lib/tls/libc.so.6 (0x0f8b0000)
libssl.so.4 => /lib/libssl.so.4 (0x0f847000)
libcrypto.so.4 => /lib/libcrypto.so.4 (0x0f6ac000)
libgssapi_krb5.so.2 =>
/usr/lib/libgssapi_krb5.so.2 (0x0f677000)
libkrb5.so.3 => /usr/lib/libkrb5.so.3 (0x0f5ec000)
libcom_err.so.2 => /lib/libcom_err.so.2
(0x0f5c9000)
libk5crypto.so.3 => /usr/lib/libk5crypto.so.3
(0x0f586000)
libresolv.so.2 => /lib/libresolv.so.2 (0x0f552000)
libz.so.1 => /usr/lib/libz.so.1 (0x0f520000)
/lib/ld.so.1 => /lib/ld.so.1 (0x30000000)

[herrold@emac nfs]$ ldd `which bidwatcher` | grep curl
libcurl.so.2 => /usr/lib/libcurl.so.2 (0x0feb3000)
[herrold@emac nfs]$

Discussion

  • Kevin Dwyer
    Kevin Dwyer
    2005-01-20

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    That message means that eBay changed the
    wording/layout/something of the page that comes back after
    the pre-bid is made. So bidwatcher can't figure out whether
    the pre-bid was successful (it may have been) or
    unsuccessful or what.

     
  • R P Herrold
    R P Herrold
    2005-01-20

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    OK -- interesting -- I have seen two of these in recent
    days. Possibly just coincidence, or maybe ebay horkage
    aimed at snipers ;)

    Anyway as a workaround, it would seem fairly straightforward
    to (when this exception/error is detected, and for one time
    only when within that last interval where the final bid is
    sought to be placed), to-re-attempt a prebid, and
    immediately re-try a bid.

    if that is the only cause for that message, perhaps
    elaborating that it is a Warning when the first failure
    occurs, and if this proposed retry approach is sensible, but
    then fails a second time, emit the Error state message?

     
  • R P Herrold
    R P Herrold
    2005-01-20

    • summary: new failure, post patching per #1074928 --> new failure, post patch #1074928 - poss change after prebid
     
  • R P Herrold
    R P Herrold
    2005-01-20

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    user_id=1694

    I forgot to mention -- I was not snipeing, but manually
    pushing in an overbid in the auction in question (testing
    because I had a failure for a bid on another item earlier in
    teh day fail as well) where the bid push failed -- that is:
    no bid was posted.

    Error was at:
    [2005-01-19 15:52:02] Pre-bid on 5744941595 FAILED:
    Unable to determine error. This indicates a bug.

    and the bid history on this still open item at about 2300 on
    2005-01-19 is:

    User ID Bid Amount Date of bid
    cracker7272 ( 8 ) US $103.26 Jan-19-05 20:24:53 PST
    bgc40 ( 26) US $100.76 Jan-17-05 05:41:32 PST
    qplus7 ( 20) US $100.00 Jan-18-05 16:06:52 PST
    qplus7 ( 20) US $75.00 Jan-18-05 16:06:21 PST
    bichon8 ( 660) US $4.00 Jan-17-05 07:22:22 PST
    ebh.hoot ( 237) US $3.00 Jan-16-05 19:40:02 PST