There is another php option about the lifetime. If a session is not used for some amount of time it will be deleted when the GC starts. GC starts wih some probability. For example GC can be started 1 time on every 100 request, then it checks if there are expired sessions( not sure but maybe based on atime of the file - for files) they are deleted.
Regards, Andrey ----- Original Message ----- From: "oje" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Monday, April 15, 2002 11:51 AM Subject: [PHP] How works the garbage collector > Hi, > > I cannot figure out how the garbage collector works. If we set > session.cookie_lifetime to 0, the session remains valid until the > browser is closed. That's OK and it works. My question is : how the > garbage collector knows that the browser is closed and that the session > can be destroyed ? > I found nothing in the session.c file. I am not an expert in C, however. > > Thanks > > Olivier > > > -- > PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php