Running memcached on a memory OS

Sean Chittenden sean at
Tue Dec 28 14:31:04 PST 2004

>> Does anyone know if there is any OSes out there that are small enough  
>> not to need a hard drive
>> to run but could also run libevent and memcached on?
> We netboot Linux (Debian) on almost all of our memcached nodes.  They
> don't have disks.

This can be done on any operating system that supports net booting or  
jump starting.  PXE or NetBoot are the two technologies supported by  
FreeBSD.  Linux and Solaris can also do the same.  Easy to follow docs: 


Sean Chittenden

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