Spreading key/value pairs across multiple memcached servers
Michael Alan Dorman
mdorman at debian.org
Wed Dec 1 09:05:28 PST 2004
Chris Hartjes <chartjes at gmail.com> writes:
> Now, if I have two servers, what server will it talk to in order to
> find out where the key is? Will it always talk to the first server in
> the list? I understand that the various servers are aware of what
> server a particular key is on. I also understand it will only take
> one request to find out where a key is. But again, will that request
> for the location of the key always go to one server?
There is no request for the location of the key. The *client* knows
what server the key is on based on the hash that it performs.
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