Possible race condition in AskMe's new post count.
November 15, 2004 7:21 PM   Subscribe

New post count might have some sort of race condition in AskMe:

"For gamblers, what's the attraction? [more inside]
posted by jonmc at 7:10 PM PST - 1 comments (2 new)"

I think the second comment might have been posted in that split second between querying the total and counting up the new posts.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen to Bugs at 7:21 PM (13 comments total)

And since this will only happen once every 1,000,000,000,000 page views, I think we need to get it fixd asap.
posted by y6y6y6 at 7:56 PM on November 15, 2004


A cosmetic bug is still a bug…

Mind you, I'm sure the wise solution is just to compute new posts before the total, which would no doubt significantly decrease the number of people noticing.
posted by fvw at 9:13 PM on November 15, 2004


1 comments (2 new)

both are true simultaneously, grasshopper.
posted by quonsar at 9:39 PM on November 15, 2004


And since this will only happen once every 1,000,000,000,000 page views

What are the odds? I reported the same thing about a week ago.
posted by yerfatma at 4:01 AM on November 16, 2004


Whoa. We go through that many page views in a week?

Whoa.
posted by chicobangs at 6:51 AM on November 16, 2004


ok, i may be talking out of my arse in this particular case, but in general it is useful to know these things. maybe this race condition is what makes jrun sulk every week or so?
posted by andrew cooke at 7:02 AM on November 16, 2004


That was my feeling when I reported it. It's not like my world was thrown into the gutter because AskMe lied to me.
posted by yerfatma at 8:41 AM on November 16, 2004


Exactly. Maybe it's nothing, maybe it's not nothing - at least Matt knows now. Sometimes this kind of thing is the Clue to the Nagging Intermittent Problem That Won't Go Away. And if it's not, no big deal.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 12:02 PM on November 16, 2004


And since this will only happen once every 1,000,000,000,000 page views

I just saw one, so I'm betting it's more common than that.
posted by rhapsodie at 1:28 PM on November 16, 2004


posted by anonymous at 1:19 PM PST - 0 comments (1 new)
posted by rhapsodie at 1:28 PM on November 16, 2004


what's a race condition and how is this a symptom of it?
posted by bonaldi at 2:52 PM on November 16, 2004


Race condition.
posted by yerfatma at 4:39 PM on November 16, 2004


Could it be related to the Diebold problems? Global warming? My bad luck with dating?
posted by namespan at 8:08 PM on November 16, 2004


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