[development] sessions problem

Jamie Holly hovercrafter at earthlink.net
Wed Dec 24 15:42:23 UTC 2008

Glad that worked for you! And don't be embarrassed. I have done things 
like that myself oh so many times.

Jamie Holly

Sheryl (Permutations Software) wrote:
> 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
> time.
> Many thanks!!!!
> 	- Sheryl

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