Opened 16 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#8320 closed Bug (fixed)

Admin Transaction Management Error

Reported by: holdenweb Owned by: Aymeric Augustin
Component: contrib.admin Version: dev
Severity: Normal Keywords: admin transaction
Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no

Description (last modified by Malcolm Tredinnick)

When using admin from the trunk [r8346] on Ubuntu I am getting occasional tracebacks like the following. I *appears* only to happen when one of the foreign key fields is changed, or at least I haven't been able to trigger the problem without changing one of them. I am only selecting values using the drop-downs populated from the related models.


Installed Applications:


Installed Middleware:



File "/home/holdenwe/django-trunk/django/core/handlers/" in get_response
  86.                 response = callback(request, *callback_args, **callback_kwargs)
File "/home/holdenwe/django-trunk/django/contrib/admin/" in root
  172.                 return self.model_page(request, *url.split('/', 2))
File "/home/holdenwe/django-trunk/django/views/decorators/" in _wrapped_view_func
  44.         response = view_func(request, *args, **kwargs)
File "/home/holdenwe/django-trunk/django/contrib/admin/" in model_page
  189.         return admin_obj(request, rest_of_url)
File "/home/holdenwe/django-trunk/django/contrib/admin/" in __call__
  275.             return self.change_view(request, unquote(url))
File "/home/holdenwe/django-trunk/django/db/" in _commit_on_success
  251.             leave_transaction_management()
File "/home/holdenwe/django-trunk/django/db/" in leave_transaction_management
  75.         raise TransactionManagementError("Transaction managed block ended with pending COMMIT/ROLLBACK")

Exception Type: TransactionManagementError at /admin/accounts/userprofile/14/
Exception Value: Transaction managed block ended with pending COMMIT/ROLLBACK

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by holdenweb, 16 years ago

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comment:1 by Malcolm Tredinnick, 16 years ago

Component: UncategorizedAdmin interface
Description: modified (diff)
milestone: 1.0 maybe1.0
Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted

(Fixed description to stop my eyes watering.)

Putting this on the 1.0 track because if it can ever be reliably repeated we should definitely fix it. That first part is going to be the trick, of course. Finding the right 'component' is a little tough, since we don't quite know where the problem lies. Making it admin for now, since that's the visible symptom at least.

comment:2 by Manuel Saelices, 16 years ago

I tried to reproduce, with an application with these models and admin, but I cannot reproduce this error.

@holdenweb: ¿Can you give a complete demo app with fixtures inside? And there would be useful a list of steps to reproduce it.

comment:3 by gkelly, 16 years ago

I am unable to reproduce using psycopg2 and postgresql 8.2.

holdenweb: what database engine are you using? Perhaps your entire would also be useful, with the complete demo app requested above too.

comment:4 by Jacob, 16 years ago

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

I know Steve (aka holdenweb) well enough to know that this isn't to be dismissed lightly. However, without further information we can't reproduce this, so I'm going to mark worksforme until we get any more info.

comment:5 by Jacob, 16 years ago

Resolution: worksforme
Status: closedreopened

Right, we've got a working test case:

class Parent(models.Model):
    name = models.CharField(max_length=10)
    other_value = models.IntegerField(unique=True)

    def __unicode__(self):
        return u"XXX: %s" %

class Child(Parent):
    father = models.OneToOneField(Parent, primary_key=True, to_field="other_value", parent_link=True)
    value = models.IntegerField()

    def __unicode__(self):

The bug looks to be related to the combination of parent_link and to_field; editing a Child in the admin will through transaction management errors intermittently.

comment:6 by Malcolm Tredinnick, 16 years ago

milestone: 1.0post-1.0

We know what the problem is here (in, but attempting to fix it now is just too risky. So this is going in as a "known issue" for 1.0. If the above example is the only way to trigger it, it's an extreme edge case and can be avoided by just not doing that for now.

comment:7 by (none), 15 years ago

milestone: post-1.0

Milestone post-1.0 deleted

comment:8 by anonymous, 15 years ago

The problem can also hit when there's an error in the database schema. I just had a case where there was a broken constraint in the database and the fact that there's an Exception thrown in the finally block in _commit_on_success meant that instead of the real error from my database driver (postgresql_psycopg2) I saw the generic and not at all helpful error here. Sucks.

comment:9 by anonymous, 13 years ago

Severity: Normal
Type: Uncategorized

If somebody came to this issue maybe: will help something. I got problems in Django 1.3 / PostgresSQL, there is problem with commit_manually decorator - it hides real exception which in my case was MultipleObjectsFound thrown by .get() function...

comment:10 by Luke Plant, 13 years ago

Type: UncategorizedBug

comment:11 by Aymeric Augustin, 12 years ago

UI/UX: unset

Change UI/UX from NULL to False.

comment:12 by Aymeric Augustin, 12 years ago

Easy pickings: unset

Change Easy pickings from NULL to False.

comment:13 by Aymeric Augustin, 11 years ago

Status: reopenednew

comment:14 by Aymeric Augustin, 11 years ago

Owner: changed from nobody to Aymeric Augustin
Status: newassigned

comment:15 by Aymeric Augustin <aymeric.augustin@…>, 11 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

In 14cddf51c5f001bb426ce7f7a83fdc52c8d8aee9:

Merged branch 'database-level-autocommit'.

Fixed #2227: atomic supports nesting.
Fixed #6623: commit_manually is deprecated and atomic doesn't suffer from this defect.
Fixed #8320: the problem wasn't identified, but the legacy transaction management is deprecated.
Fixed #10744: the problem wasn't identified, but the legacy transaction management is deprecated.
Fixed #10813: since autocommit is enabled, it isn't necessary to rollback after errors any more.
Fixed #13742: savepoints are now implemented for SQLite.
Fixed #13870: transaction management in long running processes isn't a problem any more, and it's documented.
Fixed #14970: while it digresses on transaction management, this ticket essentially asks for autocommit on PostgreSQL.
Fixed #15694: atomic supports nesting.
Fixed #17887: autocommit makes it impossible for a connection to stay "idle of transaction".

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