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From Perrin Harkins <>
Subject Re: ANNOUNCE: Apache::ASP v1.93
Date Thu, 06 Jul 2000 00:05:20 GMT
On Wed, 5 Jul 2000, Joshua Chamas wrote:
> > This sounds interesting, but I don't quite understand what you did.  The
> > sessions are stored in a dbm file, right?  Don't you still need locking if
> > all servers are trying to update the same NFS-mounted dbm file?  Or am I
> > totally off on how session storage is implemented?
> > 
> You might worry about this for concurrent writes to $Application,
> or a framed application writing to $Session, so these are still
> issues to worry about.

Okay, so I take it each user session is stored in a separate dbm file?  
Then you still need reliable locking to prevent lost updates, but in
practice $Session collisions are unlikely due to the separate files.

Thanks for the explanation.

- Perrin

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