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Strategy::LocalCache doesn't work with multiple caching methods

Reported by jeffsc | December 18th, 2009 @ 08:28 PM

I'm using Strategy::LocalCache to provide solely a per-request local cache (by implementing a caching strategy that extends LocalCache but does nothing itself). When I upgraded from 2.3.4 -> 2.3.5, LocalCache stopped working.

The problem is that when the klass is created in middleware, the thread_local_key is evaluated once at load, and is fixed as that no matter where it is used. In this case, it is fixed at active_support_mem_cache_store_local_cache.

At runtime, it uses a key for whatever class is currently being used; in my case, active_support_request_store_local_cache. Therefore it doesn't match the key that was used to set up a new MemoryStore; and it always results in a nil local_cache.

The end result is that LocalCache only works if you use it for a single cache store, but fails if you try it use it for another one.

Test cache implementation is attached; put this file in lib/active_support_cache and try to use RequestStore as your caching strategy -- it will always fail to find the key you just put in the cache. It should find the key if the read is within the same request as the write; and fail only if it is across requests.

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