[rt-users] Apache Session locking taking a while

Ham MI-ID, Torsten Brumm torsten.brumm at Kuehne-Nagel.com
Wed Nov 19 08:26:11 EST 2008

Hi Micah,
as i wrote some days ago, we had/have the same problem and fixed this in a unclean way:

We changed the following: (and again, i'm not sure if it is a good idea, but it fixes the problem)

grab up from /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.xxx/Apache/Session/Lock the file MySQL.pm and find the line with my GET_LOCK, its around line 53. It uses default 3600 sec for lock timeout. we changed this to 1sec.

     50     #MySQL requires a timeout on the lock operation.  There is no option
     51     #to simply wait forever.  So we'll wait for a hour.
     53     my $sth = $self->{dbh}->prepare_cached(q{SELECT GET_LOCK(?, 1)}, {}, 1);

And again, and hopefully some of the DB/PERL Gurus have a better idea, this fixed our problem (for over one year) but i'm not sure which site effects it has (we discovered nothing so far....)

And again as i wrote in my last post: This is working so far (several months or longer) but i'm not sure if this is the best way.

Try it, here it works well.


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Von: rt-users-bounces at lists.bestpractical.com [mailto:rt-users-bounces at lists.bestpractical.com] Im Auftrag von Micah Gersten
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 19. November 2008 03:56
An: RT Users
Betreff: [rt-users] Apache Session locking taking a while

For some pages, we get apache session locks taking 3-9+ seconds. 
Generally, no queries appear in the slow query log except for getting the apache session lock.  I have slow queries in MySQL set to 2 secs.
Has anyone else had any experience with this?
Current setup:
MySQL 5.0.32
Apache 1.3.34
RT 3.6.0

Let me know if you need more config info.


Thank you,
Micah Gersten
onShore Networks
Internal Developer


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