Dear Cassandra developers, we are developing a tool to detect exception-related bugs in Java. Our prototype has spotted the following throw statement whose exception class and error message indicate different error conditions.
Version: Cassandra-3.11 (commit: 123113f7b887370a248669ee0db6fdf13df0146e)
RuntimeException is usually used to represent errors in the program logic (think of one of its subclasses, NullPointerException), while the error message indicates that construct() failed to create a directory. This mismatch could be a problem. For example, the callers may miss the possibility that construct() can fail to create a directory because it does not throw any IOException. Or, the callers trying to handle other RuntimeException may accidentally (and incorrectly) handle the directory creation failure.