Change Request: fix a fas2 vs fas1 regression

Mike McGrath mmcgrath at
Fri May 2 02:54:45 UTC 2008

On Thu, 1 May 2008, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:

> I've just committed this change to the fas git repo that fixes a change in the
> dump format from fas1 to fas2.  In fas1, the role_type was accurate when
> dumped from the account system.  In fas2, role_type was always "user" even if
> the person was a sponsor or administrator.
> I'd like to have this applied to the production FAS so that the Package Status
> Scripts can be run again.
> Changes:
>   * Correct information which has been inaccurate since migration to FAS2.
>   * No longer check if the user is in the group their trying to dump as they
> can retrieve the information by retrieving the list of all users anyway.
>   * Speed up dumping when a groupname is specified (probably significantly on
> app5) by making a single database query per call instead of one db query per
> user in the group.
> Risk:
>   * FAS is a major service.  Many third-party apps consume this particular
> page as it's an easy way for them to get username=>email mappings.
>   * This adds a field to the data as retrieved via json.  It adds a field for
> role_type of the user to each record.
> Mitigation:
>   * The format of the page isn't changing, just the accuracy of one of the
> fields.
>   * The patch is very small and limited to this single method and one line in
> its template.
>   * Tested when group name is unspecified, group name is specified, and
> whether retrieving json or plain text.
> Benefits:
>   * Allows Package Status Scripts to run once again
>   * Speedier

+1.  I'm familiar with this bug and completely forgot about it.  Sorry
bout that.


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