2008/9/19 Hermann Himmelbauer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
> Am Donnerstag 18 September 2008 07:08:56 schrieb Dieter Maurer:
>> Brian Sutherland wrote at 2008-9-17 12:33 +0200:
>> >On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 02:01:07PM +0100, Laurence Rowe wrote:
>> >> Brian Sutherland wrote:
>> >> > Hi,
>> >> >
>> >> > I've recently seen a situation where zope.sqlalchemy locked up the
>> >> > transaction machinery. I'm not sure exactly what happened, but have
>> >> > attached a failing test for at least one bug which may have caused it.
>> >> > Hopefully it's self explanatory;)
>> >> >
>> >> > If someone could help me solve this, that would be great!
>> >>
>> >> Could you try this with latest trunk. I checked in a fix the other day
>> >> that may help.
>> >
>> >I just checked in a fix, please feel free to comment on/revert it if
>> >it's not up to standard:)
>> It looks not yet right to clear the state in "tpc_vote" when
>> a two phase commit is used (which is now supported by "SQLAlchemy").
>> In addition, there may be a problem in case "session.close()" raises
>> an exception. Then, "_finish" would not be called.
> This may not be connected, but I just wanted to point out a problem with
> configurations with "autoflush=False". If I change some database object
> attributes in the session but do not call session.flush(), the data is not
> stored into the database, as no commit() is called, which would then flush
> out/commit the data.
> So perhaps this is something to think about, or, at least something to be
> denoted in the documentation.
> I circumvented the problem by setting autoflush=True and modifying my code so
> that it works (although it's quite complicated).

I don't think this is related to the above problem, but it may be a
bug in SQLAlchemy 0.4 whose behaviour I have replicated.

In 0.4 orm.session during a commit flush is called:

245             if self.autoflush:
246                 self.session.flush()

whereas in 0.5 flush is called unconditionally so long as there is not
a flush in progress.

358             if not self.session._flushing:
359                 self.session.flush()

The documentation for 0.4 appears to be misleading:

commit() serves two purposes; it issues a flush() unconditionally to
persist any remaining pending changes.

I think I should change zope.sqlalchemy to flush during it's tpc_begin
phase. This should only be done if a flush is not already in progress,
as otherwise sqlalchemy would raise an error. self.session._flushing
is only in 0.5 though, so maybe it is time to up the dependency. Or
maybe it is impossible for it to be in the flushing state at that
point anyway, as all user code will have completed.

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