[nycphp-talk] aggregate views on serialized session data WAS: session size important?

csnyder chsnyder at
Fri Apr 22 15:17:39 EDT 2005

On 4/22/05, Mitch Pirtle <mitch.pirtle at> wrote:

> I am unconvinced that one is better over the other, what does everyone
> else think? #2 is certainly the fastest until you need multiple
> servers, but #1 means you gotta count for every aggregate.

By aggregate, you mean:

Currently online: 
X users from New York, Y users who like cheese

Or just, there are Z users online.

Since state is dubious, the number of users online is fuzzy, and you
*could* just do another count every five minutes or so rather than on
each request.

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