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From Reinwald Warapen <>
Subject Re: Understanding the Persistent Session Manager
Date Tue, 25 Jan 2011 12:24:52 GMT
On 1/25/2011 5:02 PM, Adib wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to understand the settings on the persistent session
> manager on tomcat 6 and 7. It seems that the persistent session
> manager is primarily meant for the purpose of swapping IDLE sessions
> to persistent storage and then hope that they expire, I can see the
> value of this given that many users abandon sites without logging out.
> It also seems that the persisent manager is not designed to persist
> every session at the end of every request so that at the start of
> every request the session is read from the store and the end of the
> request the session is written to store, is this understanding
> correct.

> I have also been puzzling over the meanings of maxIdleSwap vs.
> maxIdleBackup not sure why these two settings exist or what is
> difference between them and the practical use case for them? It is
> clear to me what the idle session is but  what is meant by backup and
> how is it different than a swap?
> Thanks
> Adib
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