Bug #6983 Exception stack trace lost when re-throwing exceptions
Submitted: 3 Dec 2004 11:10 Modified: 7 Dec 2004 16:39
Reporter: Sergey Koshcheyev Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:Connector / NET Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:1.0.2 OS:Windows (WinXP)
Assigned to: Reggie Burnett CPU Architecture:Any

[3 Dec 2004 11:10] Sergey Koshcheyev
in the source there are fragments like:

catch(Exception ex)
   do something;
   throw ex;

This leads to the exception losing its stack trace. To fix it, replace 'throw ex;' with just 'throw;'. (See http://dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com/archives/004118.shtml)

How to repeat:
Print a stack trace of any exception that is re-thrown in the above clause.

Suggested fix:
See description
[6 Dec 2004 7:46] Hartmut Holzgraefe
Not verified with running code but from reading the linked  
article i'd say the request is valid
[7 Dec 2004 16:39] Reggie Burnett
Thank you for your bug report. This issue has been committed to our
source repository of that product and will be incorporated into the
next release.

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Additional info:

Yes, it is indeed valid and has been fixed.  I made a note to fix these some time ago but never got around to it.  Thanks for posting the bug report.