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SessionHandlerInterface::gcCleanup old sessions


public SessionHandlerInterface::gc(int $max_lifetime): int|false

Cleans up expired sessions. Called by session_start(), based on session.gc_divisor, session.gc_probability and session.gc_maxlifetime settings.



Sessions that have not updated for the last max_lifetime seconds will be removed.

Return Values

Returns the number of deleted sessions on success, or false on failure. Note this value is returned internally to PHP for processing.


Version Description
7.1.0 Prior to this version, the function returned true on success.
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