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SessionHandlerInterface::open

(PHP 5 >= 5.4.0, PHP 7)

SessionHandlerInterface::openInitialize session

Description

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

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

Parameters

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
6 years 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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tony at marston-home dot demon dot co dot uk
2 years ago
Note that once $sessionName has been used to provide a value for $sessionId from the cookie data it is totally redundant as all further reading and writing of the session data is controlled by $sessionId.

If, for any reason, it becomes necessary to identify the value for $sessionName which is associated with the current $sessionId then you should use the value that was passed on the open() method. Attempting to use a value from an alternative source could have unexpected side effects.
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