Does key length require storage?
josh at agliodbs.com
Mon Jan 24 14:33:46 PST 2005
Xing, et. al:
> > Why isn't this documented anywhere. Should we be recommending that
> > people use short keys when possible?
It *IS* documented. Further, there was a discussion on this list earlier to
use md5 in order to get around the key-length limit.
From the Protocol Docs, and, I'm sure, elsewhere:
Data stored by memcached is identified with the help of a key. A key
is a text string which should uniquely identify the data for clients
that are interested in storing and retrieving it. Currently the
length limit of a key is set at 250 characters (of course, normally
clients wouldn't need to use such long keys); the key must not include
control characters or whitespace.
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