single object size limit

Jon Drukman jsd at
Mon Dec 12 22:10:44 UTC 2005

Antony Dovgal wrote:
> Brad, could you please comment this?
> I can reproduce it easily increasing the size of the item.
> And memcached's reply "SERVER_ERROR out of memory" doesn't look like 
> something expected in this case.
> Or is it?

this is super timely.  i just got bit by the exact same problem.

set get_ratings_by_item:2f62964ab0972 1 1134428488 1308636
SERVER_ERROR out of memory

it doesn't even wait for you to start sending the data.

STAT pid 20309
STAT uptime 5272096
STAT time 1134425409
STAT version 1.1.12
STAT rusage_user 110.800000
STAT rusage_system 274.130000
STAT curr_items 155043
STAT total_items 1443915
STAT bytes 216307825
STAT curr_connections 2
STAT total_connections 91445
STAT connection_structures 10
STAT cmd_get 2576945
STAT cmd_set 1443915
STAT get_hits 1714407
STAT get_misses 862538
STAT bytes_read 3496808781
STAT bytes_written 3228940968
STAT limit_maxbytes 1073741824

More information about the memcached mailing list