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phpBB sessions error
critical error even with patch installed

 8:18 am on Apr 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

phpBB : Critical Error

Could not connect to the database

Thats what I'm getting. Now a while back I read about the sessions database overflowing or something and you need to stick a lump of code into sessions.php to automatically clear it like so:

$error = TRUE;
if (SQL_LAYER == "mysql" ¦¦ SQL_LAYER == "mysql4")
$sql_error = $db->sql_error($result);
if ($sql_error["code"] == 1114)
$result = $db->sql_query('SHOW TABLE STATUS LIKE "'.SESSIONS_TABLE.'"');
$row = $db->sql_fetchrow($result);
if ($row["Type"] == "HEAP")
if ($row["Rows"] > 2500)
$delete_order = (SQL_LAYER=="mysql4")? " ORDER BY session_time ASC" : "";
$db->sql_query("DELETE QUICK FROM ".SESSIONS_TABLE."$delete_order LIMIT 50");
$db->sql_query("ALTER TABLE ".SESSIONS_TABLE." MAX_ROWS=".($row["Rows"]+50));
if ($db->sql_query($sql))
$error = FALSE;
if ($error)
message_die(CRITICAL_ERROR, "Error creating new session", "", __LINE__, __FILE__, $sql);

This doesnt seem to have solved the problem ... anything else I need to or is there a new patch since version 2.0.12?



 10:32 am on Apr 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

could not connect to database generally means:

- your database server is not running
- your database username/password/hostname in config.php are incorrect



 6:50 am on Apr 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

It was the server, one of the other sites on our server was chewing bandwidth and makeing our site run as slow as a lame dog, this was causing the DB connection errors.

Cheers anyway.

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