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BUG #6226: Broken foreign key stored on database (parent deleted with children still readable, BUG#6225 Update)

From: "Daniel Cristian Cruz" <danielcristian(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: BUG #6226: Broken foreign key stored on database (parent deleted with children still readable, BUG#6225 Update)
Date: 2011-09-26 18:29:33
Message-ID: 201109261829.p8QITXaZ017828@wwwmaster.postgresql.org (view raw or flat)
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The following bug has been logged online:

Bug reference:      6226
Logged by:          Daniel Cristian Cruz
Email address:      danielcristian(at)gmail(dot)com
PostgreSQL version: 9.1.1
Operating system:   "PostgreSQL 9.1.0 on x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu, compiled
by gcc (GCC) 4.1.2 20080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-48), 64-bit"
Description:        Broken foreign key stored on database (parent deleted
with children still readable, BUG#6225 Update)
Details: 

Hello,

Maybe my last message was very hard to read, English is not my natural
language and I'm with a strong headache (a real one, not about this
problem).

I've tested BUG #6225 in 9.1.1, and the problem persists. After deleting the
parent record, children record stills readable with a key that points to the
deleted record.

Script that shows the problem:

CREATE TABLE event (
 id_event serial primary key
);

CREATE TABLE repetition_conf (
 id_repetition_conf serial primary key,
 id_event integer,
 CONSTRAINT event_fk FOREIGN KEY (id_event) REFERENCES event (id_event)
  ON UPDATE NO ACTION ON DELETE CASCADE DEFERRABLE INITIALLY DEFERRED
   -- IF MAIN EVENT IS DELETED, REPETITION CONFIG IS DELETED TOO
);

CREATE TABLE repetition (
 id_repetition serial primary key,
 id_repetition_conf integer,
 id_event integer,
 CONSTRAINT repetition_conf_fk FOREIGN KEY (id_repetition_conf) REFERENCES
repetition_conf (id_repetition_conf)
  ON UPDATE NO ACTION ON DELETE CASCADE DEFERRABLE INITIALLY DEFERRED,
   -- IF REPETITION CONFIG IS DELETED, REPETITION IS DELETED TOO
 CONSTRAINT event_fk FOREIGN KEY (id_event) REFERENCES event (id_event)
  ON UPDATE NO ACTION ON DELETE SET NULL DEFERRABLE INITIALLY DEFERRED
   -- IF EVENT IS DELETED, SET NULL TO REFERENCE (BUSINESS LOGIC)
);

CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION remove_event()
  RETURNS trigger AS
$BODY$
BEGIN
 DELETE FROM event
  WHERE id_event = OLD.id_event;
 RETURN OLD;
END
$BODY$
  LANGUAGE plpgsql VOLATILE;

CREATE TRIGGER remove_repetition_event
  BEFORE DELETE
  ON repetition
  FOR EACH ROW
  WHEN ((OLD.id_event IS NOT NULL))
  EXECUTE PROCEDURE remove_event();
   -- IF REPETITION IS DELETED, EVENT IS DELETED TOO

-- ACTUAL INSERT STEPS
BEGIN;
INSERT INTO event (id_event) VALUES (DEFAULT); -- CREATE MAIN EVENT
INSERT INTO repetition_conf (id_event) VALUES
(CURRVAL('event_id_event_seq')); -- CREATE REPETITION CONFIG
-- THESE TWO NEXT STEPS ARE A LOOP IN A TRIGGER ON repetition_conf
INSERT INTO event (id_event) VALUES (DEFAULT);
INSERT INTO repetition (id_repetition, id_repetition_conf, id_event)
 VALUES (DEFAULT, CURRVAL('repetition_conf_id_repetition_conf_seq'),
CURRVAL('event_id_event_seq'));
COMMIT;

-- IN ANOTHER SESSION, DELETE THE MAIN EVENT, WHICH WILL DELETE CONFIG AND
REPETITIONS
BEGIN;
DELETE FROM event WHERE id_event = 1;
COMMIT;

-- NOW I HAD A FOREIGN KEY WITH NO PARENT...
SELECT *
FROM repetition
LEFT JOIN repetition_conf
 ON repetition.id_repetition_conf = repetition_conf.id_repetition_conf
WHERE repetition_conf.id_repetition_conf IS NULL;

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