[SOLVED] OperationalError and SynchronousOnlyOperation with async

Hi there!

I am experimenting with asynchronous Django, specifically I’m trying to make this test pass:

class SomeAsyncTest(TestCase):
    def _make_user(self):
        return User.objects.create_user(
            username="John", email="Doe", password="not-secret"

    def _force_login(self, user):
        return self.async_client.force_login(user)

    async def test_it_sends_email_to_admins(self):
        os.environ["DJANGO_ALLOW_ASYNC_UNSAFE"] = "true"
        user = await sync_to_async(self._make_user)()
        await sync_to_async(self._force_login)(user)
        await self.async_client.get("/secret-area/")
        # and more

The database for this test is Sqlite3, and without DJANGO_ALLOW_ASYNC_UNSAFE I get django.core.exceptions.SynchronousOnlyOperation: You cannot call this from an async context - use a thread or sync_to_async, which I understand where it comes from.

If I make it “true” instead, I get django.db.utils.OperationalError: database table is locked: django_session.

I understand the ORM is not async at this moment, but there is a way to make this test pass? Could depend from the Sqlite backend? What am I doing wrong?

EDIT: this should be Sqlite. It can’t handle concurrent connections, I forgot! It seems to work with Postgres, but I need to debug one last thing: PytestWarning: Error when trying to teardown test databases: RuntimeError("generator didn't stop after throw()").

Thanks in advance!