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Id: 27476
Status: resolved
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Queue: Apache-Session

Owner: CHORNY [...]
Requestors: rick [...]

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Fixed in: 1.83_01


Subject: [PATCH] unserialize failures
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2007 01:34:37 -0400
To: bugs-Apache-Session [...]
From: Rick Delaney <rick [...]>
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Storable::thaw() returns undef for certain kinds of failures instead of exceptions. For example, use Storable qw(nfreeze thaw); my $x = nfreeze([0]); chop $x; print "undef\n" unless defined thaw($x); This can lead to silent session-dropping which is very hard to debug. My problem was when trying to restore a large session using the MySQL Store. The session was truncated because I only used a BLOB field when I needed a LONGBLOB. Because of this, the session data was set to undef by unserialize (resulting in sending users back to the login screen). I'd guess that DB_File would suffer from this for large sessions, too. I've attached a patch to the Serialize classes which raises an exception when Storable::thaw() returns undef. Please consider it for your next release. Thanks, -- Rick Delaney

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From: mark [...]
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I second this request - I've been manually making this patch for years (just never gotten around to submitting it...)
1.83_01 has this patch applied. -- Alexandr Ciornii,

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