[ic] Re: SessionExpire and cleaning up sessions

Paul Jordan paul at gishnetwork.com
Mon May 28 14:53:22 EDT 2007

interchange-users-bounces at icdevgroup.org wrote:
>>>> I use 'SessionExpire 2 days' in catalog.cfg, and the following is
>>>> run nightly to clean up sessions: 
>>>> # find /pathto/catalog/tmp -type f -mmin +480 | xargs
>>>> --no-run-if-empty rm # find /pathto/catalog/tmp -type d -empty
>>>> -depth -mindepth 1 | xargs --no-run-if-empty rmdir # find
>>>> /pathto/catalog/session -type f -mmin +480 | xargs
>>>> --no-run-if-empty rm # find /pathto/catalog/session -type d -empty
>>>> -depth -mindepth 1 | xargs --no-run-if-empty rmdir  
>>>> Do those entries clean up all sessions, active and inactive?  If
>>>> so, is there a way to clean up sessions only after 2 days of
>>>> inactivity? 
>>>> Should I put my sessions in a DBM or mysql database instead of in
>>>> files? 
>>> Sorry to reply to myself, but I looked into the -mmin +480
>>> parameter and apparently the command won't clean up a session
>>> unless it has been inactive for 8 hours.  I changed the parameters
>>> to -mmin +2940 so they won't be cleaned up unless inactive for 49
>>> hours.  That should give SessionExpire a chance to kick in first at
>>> 48 hours. 
>>> Does that seem OK?
>> Sounds fine. I don't know of any importance for SessionExpire to
>> apply before you delete the session; it's basically the same either
>> way. 
> Ok, got rid of SessionExpire.

I believe he meant that you don't need to coordinate them... With your
48/49 hour planning. They'll take care of things regardless of when they


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