[CDBI] Inconsistent reads from database when using web interface

Carlos Vicente cvicente at network-services.uoregon.edu
Thu Aug 28 23:30:34 BST 2008

Alan wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 03:01:07PM -0700, Carlos Vicente wrote:
>> I'm hoping someone can give me some hints on this.  My CDBI application
>> has a web interface using mod_perl and Mason.  I'm currently using MySQL
>> with InnoDB. 
>> The problem I'm running into is that after updating the DB using a web
>> form, it keeps showing the previous values for a while.  Also, reloading
>> the page shows the value intermittently, as if some of the Apache
>> processes were returning a cached result, and some weren't.  This is
>> very annoying to the user, who thinks that something is definitely
>> broken in the application.
> Maybe a stupid question, but have you reloaded / restarted apache?  I
> sometimes get pages that will load old or newly updated code and results
> due to the mason / CDBI / apache caching.  An apache reload fixed it
> though and forces all of apache to return the same code. 

Yes, reloading Apache does fix it.  But it happens so often that it's
not a viable solution.


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