[FX.php List] No GC (Garbage Collection) in IIS installation

Jonathan Schwartz jschwartz at exit445.com
Sat Mar 20 11:55:21 MDT 2010

Back with some more answers....

I don't think that it was finding the folder as C:\WINDOWS\Temp.

When I changed  the slahes to :C:/WINDOWS/Temp/, I got a permissions 
error. Note, I had also added a trailing slash. Nit sure if it 

So maybe it actually found the right folder and just needs permissions set.

Stay tuned...


At 10:44 AM -0700 3/20/10, Jonathan Schwartz wrote:
>Great answers, Leo.
>This provides the basis for further research.  BTW, the path was 
>originally blank in the ini, with no GC occurring.  Next, I entered 
>a path in the ini, using the path where I found the files: 
>C:\WINDOWS\Temp. Still no GC.
>I will try your suggested experiments.
>Stay tuned....
>At 6:14 PM +0100 3/20/10, Leo R. Lundgren wrote:
>>Did you change the session.save_path in the php.ini file, or did 
>>you do it using PHP code? Can you verify that the path is really 
>>what you indended it to be, and that it hasn't been evaluated 
>>different, for example some chars being escaped and getting another 
>>meaning or something like that? Also, did you try using / instead 
>>of \ in the path? Just a thought.
>>I think that in any case, the problem is apparently that the 
>>session extension fails to open the directory in question. The code 
>>in the extension looks like this:
>>static int ps_files_cleanup_dir(const char *dirname, int 
>>maxlifetime TSRMLS_DC)
>>	<snip>
>>	dir = opendir(dirname);
>>	if (!dir) {
>>		php_error_docref(NULL TSRMLS_CC, E_NOTICE, 
>>"ps_files_cleanup_dir: opendir(%s) failed: %s (%d)", dirname, 
>>strerror(errno), errno);
>>		return (0);
>>	}
>>	<snip>
>>So I guess that's about it. Something is wrong with the access to 
>>that directory :) I don't know if it would give a specific error 
>>message if the folder it tries to find doesn't exist, so maybe this 
>>is the problem?
>>You could try changing the path to something you know doesn't 
>>exist, and compare the error message. If you want to provoke the 
>>problem on each request, try changing the settings like this in 
>>	session.gc_probability = 1
>>	session.gc_divisor = 1
>>20 mar 2010 kl. 17.48 skrev Jonathan Schwartz:
>>>Hi Folks,
>>>Breaking out from the previous post....
>>>My  problem is that a Windows system is NOT clearing session 
>>>files, and producing this error from time to time:
>>>ps_files_cleanup_dir:opendir(C:\WINDOWS\TEMP) failed: No error (0)
>>>The original phpini had no entry for the path. I added 
>>>"C:\WINDOWS\Temp" ,but still no GC.
>>>Note...the error doesn't say "permission denied".
>>>Any clues?
>>>Jonathan Schwartz
>>>Exit 445 Group
>>>jonathan at exit445.com
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