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From "Joshua Slive" <jos...@slive.ca>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Flock issue? Further debug help needed
Date Tue, 26 Feb 2008 15:06:54 GMT
On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 9:38 AM, Rudy Gevaert <Rudy.Gevaert@ugent.be> wrote:

>
>  It is a php session file.
>
>  > My guess would be nfs problems. Have you pointed LockFile at a local disk?
>
>   Unfortunately we can't point the session to a local file. Otherwise we
>  end up with users needing to relogin in case a webservers goes down.
>  I guess you mean the apache LockFile?  That is on a local file, LockFile
>  /var/lock/apache2/accept.lock

I'm not an expert in this stuff, but I would give very good odds that
your problem is nfs locking on your session files. This has always
been a known weak area for NFS. I believe the standard php solution is
to use memcached for session data rather than a shared filesystem.

Joshua.

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