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From Vishy Kasar <>
Subject Addition of 'dirty' field to Session interface
Date Tue, 07 Aug 2001 22:25:18 GMT

In order to support persistent failover, we have written our own Store
class that writes session data to DB of our choice. We decided to use
maxIdleBackups as that will save the data periodically to disk without
getting rid of it in memory.
PersistentManagerBase.processMaxIdleBackups() writes the session data to
DB at periodical intervals irrespective of session has changed or not.
I think it will be very valuable addition to add getDirty() and
setDirty(boolean) methods to the Session interface. When
PersistentManagerBase saves the session contents, it can set dirty bit
to false and from then onwards save the session only if the bit is set
to true.

Selected setXXX methods in StandardSession will set the dirty bit to
true indicating that Session data has changed and it needs to be saved
in the next save cycle by PersistentManager.

Let me know what you guys think of this useful optimization. I can
contribute the code if necessary.


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