[php-maint] php5-common - /usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Sun Nov 18 01:21:58 UTC 2007

On Fri, Nov 16, 2007 at 09:21:59PM +0100, Jörg Ludwig wrote:

> >> /usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime ignores my change of session.gc_maxlifetime in
> >> /etc/php5/conf.d/iserv.ini.

> > Why are you adjusting the lifetime in the directory that's supposed to be
> > for per-module config snippets?  It's not clear to me that we want to
> > support this.

> because I am writing a module that needs a higher session lifetime. This
> module should not have to chance the default php.ini.

The session lifetime is a site policy decision, or at most an application
policy decision.  Why should a module be allowed to touch it at all?

IOW, I think if a module *needs* a different session lifetime, the module is
doing something wrong.

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