Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#29202 closed Bug (needsinfo)

KeyError in django-sites caching (race condition?)

Reported by: Dominik George Owned by: nobody
Component: contrib.sites Version: 1.10
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


Django Version: 1.10.8
Python Version: 3.5.3

Relevant backtrace:

in _get_site_by_id
  37.         return SITE_CACHE[site_id]

File "/srv/www/teckids-website/venv/lib/python3.5/site-packages/multisite/" in
  124.             raise KeyError(key)

In theory, there cannot be a KeyError there, unless the cache is cleared while the method is running. The code does not seem to be thread-safe.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by Dominik George

After a discussion at Chemnitzer Linux-Tage with some Django people, we agreed it is a bug, but maybe related to Apache mpm_prefork's multi-threading behaviour.

We reduced the threads in each process to 1 in the mod_wsgi config, but the error still occured after that.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by Tim Graham

I'm not sure. The fact that the traceback involves multisite/ (which is not part of Django) looks a bit suspicious.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by Dominik George

Yeah. I am not saying the CMS isn't part of the problem, but I don't need a backtrace to tell that the code in Django is neither thread-safe nor otherwise good practice ☺.

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by Tim Graham

I'm skeptical because I'd think that if this were a common issue, we'd have seen it reported before now.

I don't know what can be done. Are you able to offer a patch?

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by Tim Graham

Resolution: needsinfo
Status: newclosed

It might be a duplicate of #15894?

Last edited 3 years ago by Tim Graham (previous) (diff)

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by Dominik George

Nope, it's not a duplicate.

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