SessionHandlerInterface::open

(PHP 5 >= 5.4.0)

SessionHandlerInterface::openInitialize session

Description

abstract public bool SessionHandlerInterface::open ( string $save_path , string $name )

Re-initialize existing session, or creates a new one. Called when a session starts or when session_start() is invoked.

Parameters

save_path

The path where to store/retrieve the session.

name

The session name.

Return Values

The return value (usually TRUE on success, FALSE on failure). Note this value is returned internally to PHP for processing.

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narf at devilix dot net
1 month ago
The suggestion that you should free the lock as soon as possible is WRONG (and for some reason, I can't downvote it right now).

Releasing the lock before the write() call is as effective as not using locks at all. The whole point is that a concurrent read() HAS to be blocked until the session is closed, otherwise you'll have race conditions.

If you care about the performance aspect, you should take care to call session_write_close() as soon as possible instead.
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ross at newmail dot ru
1 year ago
You should lock your program for as shorter as possible. Lock it straight before read/write operation and unlock it just after this operation. Otherwise you will face with perfomance degradation and even lock your program at all.

Example.
You bind your session to db. Your open method opens the db connection and locks it. No other parallel requests will not be possible until the hole request to your site will be finished (and session close will be called)
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