Forum OpenACS Improvement Proposals (TIPs): Re: TIP #29: Approved by rbm
I did find a concurrency problem with the acs_objects_context_id_up_tr trigger (which maintains the acs_object_context_index table), which only manifested itself because of a second bug in the trigger. The plain old bug was simple...it said:
if new.object_id = old.object_id and new.context_id = old.context_id and new.security_inherit_p = old.security_inherit_p then return new; end if;but if new.context_id and old.context_id were null it would still evaluate the trigger code since new.context_id = old.context_id is false if both are null.
Changing it to this:
if new.object_id = old.object_id and ((new.context_id = old.context_id) or (new.context_id is null and old.context_id is null)) and new.security_inherit_p = old.security_inherit_p then return new; end if;fixes that. Although the concurrency problem still exists, it is far less likely that it would be encountered with this fix applied.