[ic] Storable in a mixed environment

Bill Carr bill at worldwideimpact.com
Fri Apr 13 14:53:40 EDT 2007

On Apr 11, 2007, at 10:37 AM, Mike Heins wrote:

> Quoting Jon Jensen (jon at endpoint.com):
>> On Wed, 11 Apr 2007, Bill Carr wrote:
>>> I am running Interchange 5.4.1 in LVS cluster with the session files
>>> stored on NFS mounted partitions. I recently added a couple of 64- 
>>> bit
>>> real servers to the cluster. I am now receiving "Byte order is not
>>> compatible" errors from Storable. The existing hosts are all 32-bit
>>> systems.
>>> Any general strategies for dealing with this? I'm not married to
>>> Storable. I've just always used it without much thought.
>> I always make sure all app servers in a cluster are using the same
>> architecture; running 32-bit Perl on 64-bit operating systems  
>> works well
>> and avoids these kind of interoperability problems until you  
>> migrate to
>> 64-bit only.
> If this is not an option, you can also just move to Data::Dumper. It
> gives up about 30-50% more CPU in session creation, but otherwise
> shouldn't be too much of a drag.
> Using it can be as easy as removing the _session_storable file in your
> interchange root -- and removing all your old session files, of  
> course.
Thanks for the help. I removed the _session_storable and wrote a  
script to convert the sessions with shopping carts to Data::Dumper.  
It's working fine.

Bill Carr
Bottlenose - Wine & Spirits eBusiness Specialists
(877) 857-6700

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