memcached not releasing connections when under heavy load

Jon Drukman jsd at
Tue May 24 09:43:48 PDT 2005

Jon Drukman wrote:
> so basically it looks like with 150ish connections per second, this 
> particular memcached is not releasing connections properly.

turns out i was mistaken.  it was a problem with our PHP code that was 
causing the apache child not to exit, so of course the memcache 
connection was not being closed automatically.  not a problem in 
memcached at all!  (although perhaps an automatic idle timeout on 
memcached connections isn't a bad idea...)

sorry to waste your time.


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