Spreading key/value pairs across multiple memcached servers

Greg Whalin gwhalin at meetup.com
Wed Dec 1 08:21:59 PST 2004

A good hashing algorithm should take care of this for you.  I am under 
the impression that the currently used default for the perl and php 
clients is using a new alg based on a crc32 checksum that gets very even 
key distribution, so I don't see this as being an issue.

Chris Hartjes wrote:
> My boss has requested that if we are to implement the use of memcached
> for our site, that we need to "load balance" the data we place in
> multiple memcached servers.  I guess the concern is that we would be
> overtaxing one memcached server while other memcached servers are
> being underutilized.
> Thoughts?  Comments?  

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