Closed Bug 199869 Opened 20 years ago Closed 20 years ago
The system isn't displaying random quips
(Bugzilla :: User Interface, defect)
(Reporter: edmudama, Assigned: myk)
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows NT 5.0; T312461) Build Identifier: I looked at the code in buglist.cgi and it appears to be fine, and when I run the same query manually via mysql's client, I get the correct results: SELECT quip FROM quips WHERE approved=1 ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 1; will return a random quip. However, via bugzilla I *always* get the same quip, with about 200+ tests. I think the RAND() generator is just cruddy... perhaps some sort of seed should be sent from bugzilla within buglist.cgi to ensure that this randomizes? The key is that I only have 2 quips in my database, and the 2nd one is always displayed. I haven't tried adding a 3rd to see if that changes the behavior. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. add 2 quips to a fresh install 2. query the buglist 3. Actual Results: I always get quip #2 Expected Results: I should get a random choice of #1 or #2 I have no idea how the ORDER BY RAND() mechanics in MySQL are functioning, but it is odd to me that the direct query version is giving me different results than the bugzilla web version. Marking it as trivial since it doesn't hurt operation of the overall system.
20 years ago
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 192247 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 20 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
10 years ago
QA Contact: matty_is_a_geek → default-qa
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