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Re^3: Generate a unique ID

by TheRatKing (Initiate)
on Nov 15, 2010 at 23:06 UTC ( #871604=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Generate a unique ID
in thread Generate a unique ID

Yes, I do check for collisions because I was also curious.

I'm not using an autoincrementing primary key because an autoincrementing primary key depends on the state of the table within a given database. My data sits in Google App Engine for production and sits in a postgresql database as the primary source for when I need to curate it. (Processing directly on G.A.E. costs more than transferring the difference periodically.)

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Re^4: Generate a unique ID
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Nov 15, 2010 at 23:09 UTC
    Yes, I do check for collisions

    Could you describe how please?


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[oiskuu]: tye, you were right: loginuid/sessionid are part of task struct if compiled with AUDITSYSCALL. I have some doubts if you should actually depend on that feature.
[Corion]: oiskuu: Depends on what you want to do with that information
[tye]: I'm not depending on that feature. But I could in this environment. I'm using getlogin(). shrug
[Corion]: For benign logging (which user started this DB instance), it's OK
[tye]: We use auditd for security monitoring. So we can rely on auditing being enabled. I'm not sure who would want to not be able to audit. Maybe some VM inside another system with audit?
[SuicideJunkie]: spies would want a system to not be able to audit.

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