[pmg-devel] applied: [PATCH] panel/acme-domains: fix cyclic dependency in view model

Thomas Lamprecht t.lamprecht at proxmox.com
Tue Mar 23 18:27:14 CET 2021

On 23.03.21 17:29, Thomas Lamprecht wrote:
> A view model forumla cannot depend on itself, as that is a dependency
> cycle.
> In this specific case we can just drop the `hasUsage` forumla entry
> completely, it is bogus as it was just returning its value, and that
> is actually taken care of by the `hasUsage` data binding.
> The debug build of ExtJS throws an exception on such cycles, the
> release build does not cares to much and seems to do the right thing
> already here.
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Lamprecht <t.lamprecht at proxmox.com>
> ---
> @Wolfgang, or was there an actual reason this formula got added in the first
> place?
>  src/panel/ACMEDomains.js | 1 -
>  1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/src/panel/ACMEDomains.js b/src/panel/ACMEDomains.js
> index f66975f..2b6c204 100644
> --- a/src/panel/ACMEDomains.js
> +++ b/src/panel/ACMEDomains.js
> @@ -47,7 +47,6 @@ Ext.define('Proxmox.panel.ACMEDomains', {
>  	    editBtnIcon: (get) => 'fa black fa-' + (get('accountEditable') ? 'check' : 'pencil'),
>  	    accountTextHidden: (get) => get('accountEditable') || !get('accountsAvailable'),
>  	    accountValueHidden: (get) => !get('accountEditable') || !get('accountsAvailable'),

Oh, and note that statements like above may break "change detection" for ExtJS.

With view model formulas, it first executes every formula and records the
keys all the get() calls use, this is then tracked as dependencies for a
formula and used to see what subsequent formulas need to be updated if any
other formula or data binding changes.

So, if on evaluation a get(X) is missed due to it being not always called,
like with boolean statements where a single truthy is enough for an or expression
like above, that data dependency is lost and one may see bug like behaviour.

Use intermediate variables to combat that, for example, above `accountValueHidden`
formula should read:

accountValueHidden: (get) => {
    let editable = get('accountEditable'), available = get('accountsAvailable');
    return !editable || !available;

Alternatively, one can tell ExtJS explicitly what a formula binds too:

accountValueHidden: {
    bind: {
        editable: '{accountEditable}',
        available: '{accountsAvailable}',
    get: data => !data.editable || !data.available,


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