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updated_at and bug 722979


Howdy; I'm looking into bug 722979 (convert calls to
session.execute("update <blah>") to SQLAlchemy code), and I noticed that
using session.execute() in places like
trunk/nova/db/sqlalchemy/api.py:704 has the effect of NOT updating the
'updated_at' column inherited from models.NovaBase; this would contrast
with the naive approach to changing this to use SQLAlchemy calls, which
would cause 'updated_at' to be updated.

My question is, is there any reason 'updated_at' should NOT be updated?
I can't imagine there's a problem with it, but I'm still just getting
started, and so I thought I'd check.

Kevin L. Mitchell <kevin.mitchell@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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