[development] Add data to Drupal session

Paolo Mainardi paolomainardi at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 10:37:48 UTC 2009

On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 9:35 AM, Sascha Grossenbacher
<saschagros at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 6:57 AM, Larry Garfield <larry at garfieldtech.com>
> wrote:
> > It's true that resources like DB connections or file handles don't
> survive
> > serialization.  That's why PHP offers the __sleep() and __wakeup() magic
> > methods that you can use to control what gets serialized or deserialized
> if
> > necessary.  You can find more on them on http://www.php.net/
> Correct. But the main thing an XMPP class does is maintaining a
> connection (which is a resource) to the XMPP server. And If I
> understood the thread starter correctly, the idea is to avoid the
> connection initialization. I'm doing something similiar right now and
> in my case, initalizing the connection to the server takes ~40% of the
> whole request time. If I have to do that in every __wakeup() call, I
> don't gain anything.

I think that best solution in this case, is to have a background process in
charge of managing XMPP related jobs, avoiding to create for each request a
new XMPP environment.

Request ---> Drupal <--socket--> XMPP Server (background process)

Paolo Mainardi

CTO Twinbit
Blog: http://www.paolomainardi.com

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