year too big to marshal: 1865 UTC

Hello there,

I have an issue when putting an ActiveRecord model into the Rails.cache.  The issue seems to be caused by the published_on column, which is a MySQL datetime column and supports dates between  '1000-01-01 00:00:00' and '9999-12-31 23:59:59'.  However Rails appears to load this into a class which can't support a similar range of dates:

p = Product.find_by_gtin(“9781418133399”)

p.published_on

=> Sun, 01 Jan 1899 00:00:00 EST +10:00

Rails.cache.write(“test”, p)

ArgumentError: year too big to marshal: 1898 UTC

from /Users/dkam/Development/Booko/mysql2/ruby/1.9.1/gems/activesupport-3.2.2/lib/active_support/core_ext/time/marshal.rb:54:in `_dump'

from /Users/dkam/Development/Booko/mysql2/ruby/1.9.1/gems/activesupport-3.2.2/lib/active_support/core_ext/time/marshal.rb:54:in `_dump'

from /Users/dkam/Development/Booko/mysql2/ruby/1.9.1/gems/activesupport-3.2.2/lib/active_support/cache.rb:561:in `dump'

from /Users/dkam/Development/Booko/mysql2/ruby/1.9.1/gems/activesupport-3.2.2/lib/active_support/cache.rb:561:in `initialize'

from /Users/dkam/Development/Booko/mysql2/ruby/1.9.1/gems/activesupport-3.2.2/lib/active_support/cache.rb:363:in `new'

from /Users/dkam/Development/Booko/mysql2/ruby/1.9.1/gems/activesupport-3.2.2/lib/active_support/cache.rb:363:in `block in write'

from /Users/dkam/Development/Booko/mysql2/ruby/1.9.1/gems/activesupport-3.2.2/lib/active_support/cache.rb:520:in `instrument'

from /Users/dkam/Development/Booko/mysql2/ruby/1.9.1/gems/activesupport-3.2.2/lib/active_support/cache.rb:362:in `write'

from (irb):141

from /Users/dkam/Development/Booko/mysql2/ruby/1.9.1/gems/railties-3.2.2/lib/rails/commands/console.rb:47:in `start'

from /Users/dkam/Development/Booko/mysql2/ruby/1.9.1/gems/railties-3.2.2/lib/rails/commands/console.rb:8:in `start'

from /Users/dkam/Development/Booko/mysql2/ruby/1.9.1/gems/railties-3.2.2/lib/rails/commands.rb:41:in `<top (required)>'

from script/rails:6:in `require'

from script/rails:6:in `<main>'

Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong?

Perhaps not helpful, but no issue here ( also with Rails 3.2.2,
MySQL 5.5.19, cache_store => :file_store ) --

1.9.2-p290 :002 > oldtimes = Date.new(1899, 1, 1)
=> Sun, 01 Jan 1899
   ... snip thumb-fingered-ness
1.9.2-p290 :004 > oldtimes.to_datetime
=> Sun, 01 Jan 1899 00:00:00 +0000
1.9.2-p290 :005 > Rails.cache.write("oldtimes", oldtimes)
=> true
1.9.2-p290 :006 > Rails.cache.read("oldtimes")
=> Sun, 01 Jan 1899
1.9.2-p290 :007 > user = User.last
   ....
1.9.2-p290 :009 > user.invitation_sent_at= oldtimes
=> Sun, 01 Jan 1899
1.9.2-p290 :010 > user.save!
   (0.7ms) BEGIN
   (8.3ms) UPDATE `users` SET `invitation_sent_at` = '1899-01-01
08:00:00', `updated_at` = '2012-03-23 02:49:16' WHERE `users`.`id` = 5
   (0.9ms) COMMIT
=> true
1.9.2-p290 :011 >

HTH,

The issue is with pushing an ActiveSupport::TimeWithZone into the cache, rather than a Date or DateTime in your example. When you load the user from the, is the invitation_sent_at an ActiveSupport::TimeWithZone? And if it is, can you put the user in the cache?

Ah, interesting --

1.9.2-p290 :008 > user.invitation_sent_at.class
=> ActiveSupport::TimeWithZone
...
1.9.2-p290 :010 > Rails.cache.write("user_invitation_sent_at",
user.invitation_sent_at)
ArgumentError: year too big to marshal: 1899 UTC
  from /Users/hassan/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290@happyhouse/gems/activesupport-3.2.2/lib/active_support/core_ext/time/marshal.rb:54:in
`_dump'

mmmm...