[mod_python] Sesssion Management Questions

Chris Jackson christopher.jackson at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 12:20:39 EDT 2005

Reading the following two threads is a good start:

1. Walkthrough dealing with Session Management

2. Alternatives to using Session object

~= Chris =~

On 4/25/05, Feghhi, Jalil <JFeghhi at visa.com> wrote:
> I am trying to move my session management from PSP to python (.py) and
> have come across a few issues/questions:
> - When I create a new session, do I need to call load and/or save after
> creation?
> - I assume each time I update the session, I need to do a load and then
> a save. Is that correct?
> - I assume each time I read from session, I need to do a load. Is that
> right?
> - Do I need to worry about lock/unlocking?
> (FYI: I am using Apache in pre-fork mode so I get one process for each
> request, in case that impacts the way I need to do session handling and
> what should I do regarding the above questions.)
> One issue I had with using session in PSP code what that I could not set
> the session timeout after declaring a session variable? I got an error
> to the effect the operation is not allowed after header are sent? Is
> that a limitation of using session object in psp code or there are ways
> to do this?
> Regards,
> -Jalil
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