[development] Deleting Cached Permissions

Moshe Weitzman weitzman at tejasa.com
Fri Aug 24 04:26:36 UTC 2007

it is reasonable to add a param to user_access() called $reset which
if true, kills $perm at beginning of function. this is how other
static caches get rebuilt on demand in drupal.

On 8/23/07, Ron Parker <sysop at scbbs.com> wrote:
> I wrote this list before on this issue: http://drupal.org/node/166557;
> but, received no response.  Decided to re-pose the question.
> The problem is that I'm getting the "access denied" error on file upload
> even though the file is uploaded. This is because user_access('upload
> files') is failing for a user who, in fact, has this permission in this
> particular group.
> I did the following:
> 1. Modified user_access() function to NOT cache the $perm permissions.
> 2. Deleted records from cache_menu.
> I don't know which (if not both) of the above did the trick, but it
> resolved the issue.  That means (I think) it's a cache problem.
> I know I can use cache_clear_all() to delete items from cache_menu.
> However, I would like know if it's possible to delete/modify the static
> $perm variable that is set in the user_access() function OUTSIDE of that
> function?
> That is:  The user_access() function sets a static variable $perm =
> array().  Permissions are cached in this variable.  Can I  create a
> function in my module that can update the $perm variable that is set in
> the user_access() function of the node.module?
> Thanks for any assistance.
> -ron
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