[Bro-Dev] #433: run-time error: unserialized unknown global name

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Tue Apr 5 10:37:27 PDT 2011

#433: run-time error: unserialized unknown global name
  Reporter:  jsiwek   |      Owner:
      Type:  Problem  |     Status:  new
  Priority:  Normal   |  Milestone:
 Component:  Bro      |    Version:  git/master
Resolution:           |   Keywords:

Comment (by jsiwek):

 > I've been wondering for a while whether we should just get rid of this
 > message? It's mainly informational.

 If it's kept, seems like there's room to improve the message.  For one,
 changing "error" to "warning" might help.

 > This happens when there is a .state directory from a previous run that
 > was using a different Bro configuration. Bro stores its persistent
 > state in that directory.

 This might warrant another ticket, but does it make sense to store that
 state data in a well-defined directory like `$prefix/var/lib` (or whatever
 the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard says is the place for state data) ?

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