[development] sessions problem

Sheryl (Permutations Software) sheryl at permutations.com
Wed Dec 24 15:16:15 UTC 2008

Jamie Holly wrote:

> I took a quick look at the module and found this in phpfreechat_room:

      if (is_numeric($user->uid)) {
        $_SESSION['drupal_user'] = $user;

> This creates a lot of overhead. The user object can become really large 
> depending upon what different modules are doing things with it. I looked 
> through the code and the only part of the user object I see being used 
> is $user->uid in phpfreechat_prepare_params(). I don't even see any real 
> reason to store the uid, since you have the global $user that is going 
> to be available for that session. I would say a good starting point is 
> dumping that all together, since you have a global $user that gets 
> loaded when the session is loaded.

Jamie - I just want to say that you TOTALLY ROCK!!!! This was the problem. I
commented out this code, nothing broke, and the sessions table data returned
to normal size (so far so good, anyway).

I'm embarrassed didn't look in the module myself. I thought I knew the code
well from working on it, and I knew I wasn't saving anything to $_SESSION. I
forgot there were some pieces I hadn't touched or even looked at in a long

Many thanks!!!!

	- Sheryl

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