Hey all,

I'm just getting started with GenericForeignKeys and I've run into a small 
point of confusion. I'm implementing a very general permission system as 

class Permission(models.Model):
    This stores permissions for a single object.
    #These 3 fields are used to implement a generic foreign key
    content_type = models.ForeignKey(ContentType)
    object_id = models.PositiveIntegerField()
    model = GenericForeignKey()

    user = models.ForeignKey(User)

    read = models.BooleanField(default=False)
    write = models.BooleanField(default=False)
    delete = models.BooleanField(default=False)

I also have a check permission function as follows:
    def checkPermission(self, obj, user, action):
            p = Permission.objects.get(model=obj, user=user)
            return getattr(p, action)
        except ObjectPermission.DoesNotExist:
            return False

Currently this fails because I'm trying to access the GenericForeignKey 
directly, and I get this error:
django.core.exceptions.FieldError: Field 'model' does not generate an 
automatic reverse relation and therefore cannot be used for reverse querying
. If it is a GenericForeignKey, consider adding a GenericRelation.

I've spent a while reading about GenericRelations but I'm still not exactly 
sure how to go about this. The Django documentation shows using 
GenericRelation fields on the models that my Permission points to, but it 
can point to many many different things and I'm hoping to get a way to use 
this functionality without putting a GenericRelation on every possible 
linked to model.


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