Configure write contents

In Session Management, you can configure which session data is written to the database or to another WebSphere instance, depending on whether you are using database pesistent sessions or memory to memory replication. This flexibility allows for fewer code changes for the JSP writer when the application will be operating in a clustered environment. The following options are available in Session Management for tuning what is to be written back...

The Write all setting might benefit servlet and JSP writers who change Java objects' states that reside as attributes in HttpSession and do not call HttpSession.setAttribute().

However, the use of Write all could result in more data being written back than is necessary. If this situation applies to you, consider combining the use of Write all with Time-based write to boost performance overall. As always, be sure to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages for your installation.

With either Write Contents setting, when a session is first created, complete session information is written, including all of the objects bound to the session. When using database session persistence, in subsequent session requests, what is written to the database depends on whether a single-row or multirow schema has been set for the session database, as follows...

Write Contents setting Behavior with single-row schema Behavior with multirow schema
Write changed If any session attribute is updated, all objects bound to the session are written. Only the session data modified through setAttribute() or removeAttribute() calls is written.
Write all All bound session attributes are written. All session attributes that currently reside in the cache are written. If the session has never left the cache, all session attributes are written.

  1. Go to the appropriate level of Session Management.

  2. Click Distributed Environment Settings

  3. Click Custom Tuning Parameters.

  4. Select Custom Settings, and click Modify.

  5. Select the appropriate write contents setting.


See Also

Tuning session management