Story #1

Updated by bmbouter about 5 years ago

Pulp used to use have an "auto_retry decorator": on mongoDB queries that was used everywhere and could result in duplicate records. Collections that have been converted to mongoengine in Pulp 2.7.0+ do not have the auto_retry decorator behavior at all currently.

The auto_retry behavior should be able to be enabled/disabled by the user. This story introduces a boolean 'unsafe_autoretry' setting in the the [database] section of server.conf which enabled/disables the use of auto_retry on both mongoengine Documents and non-mongoengine collections. The parameter will default to False. If set to True, all mongoDB queries will use an auto_retry decorator. Both mongoengine Documents and non-mongoengine Collections need to use the same retry decorator so that its behavior can be kept consistent.

To effectively decorate mongoengine it needs to be done during the __init__ of each mongoengine model. This would cause a lot of duplication so it's recommended to have all mongoengine objects that inherit directly from Document inherit from a new class you will create called AutoRetryDocument. AutoRetryDocument should contain the __init__ that does the decorating and takes *args and **args similar to:

class AutoRetryDocument(Document):

_decorated_methods = (<figure out which methods to decorate>)

def __init__(self, *args, **kwargs):
super(AutoRetryDocument, self).__init__(*args, **kwargs)
# do the decorating here similar to