sessions not working for active_record_store

I just upgraded to rails 2.3.2 from rails 1.2.x and one of the issue
was that I was getting an error of CookieOverflow.

Setup is Apache+Phusion+Rails 2.3.2+Mysql

So, I switched to active_record_store by uncommenting this line in
enviroment.rb and creating sessions table -

config.action_controller.session_store = :active_record_store

Now, I am trying to set various values in session like -

session[:affiliate_id] = _affilID

But this is not working.

No error message is generated either. When I try to do
session.inspect, couple of variables are getting set (all from 1
action in application_controller) -

{:guest_clicks_count=>1}

Any ideas where the issue is?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Regards, Rajat

I just upgraded to rails 2.3.2 from rails 1.2.x and one of the issue
was that I was getting an error of CookieOverflow.

Setup is Apache+Phusion+Rails 2.3.2+Mysql

So, I switched to active_record_store by uncommenting this line in
enviroment.rb and creating sessions table -

config.action_controller.session_store = :active_record_store

Now, I am trying to set various values in session like -

session[:affiliate_id] = _affilID

But this is not working.

No error message is generated either. When I try to do
session.inspect, couple of variables are getting set (all from 1
action in application_controller) -

Did you restart your browser and the app after doing this? Also check
that your session data isn't bigger than the column you're trying to
store it in.

Fred

I have done both....also, i expanded data to type largetext (in
sessions table).

I am facing a weird problem now....we are setting layouts based on
subdomain in before_filter. Unfortunately, moment we do a search and a
redirect happens, it does not render layout file at all and instead
starts dumping just the inner content.

Any ideas?

Is this also session related or something else?

Please help.