proper memcached usage
dustin at spy.net
Tue Sep 11 21:23:23 UTC 2007
On Sep 11, 2007, at 14:13 , Marc Rossi wrote:
> I'm looking to replace a local machine data distribution system
> using postgres with memcached. There will be one process that
> updates approximately 1500 items every second. Each item will
> point to a comma separated list of floats (10 max). On the same
> machine there will be several processes that consume this data in
> different intervals.
> Is this a suitable use for memcached? Most of the examples I have
> read about involve multiple writers & readers, in this scenario I
> will only have 1 writer and multiple readers (probably a max of 10).
The biggest issue is that you can't rely on values being there when
you go back to read them.
Memcached only guarantees the values to *not* be there after
whatever expiration date you set. It doesn't make any guarantees
about when the values *will* be there.
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