why memcached is called a object cache

Tsz Ming WONG tszming at gmail.com
Tue Dec 19 13:55:33 UTC 2006

On 12/19/06, zhang Jackie <jackieict at gmail.com> wrote:
> hi,everyone
>    As we all know, memcached is a object cache. But why it is not called
> object-oriented cache?
> any reply is appreciated!

I think it should be related to Distributed shared memory (DSM) ?

Software DSM systems also have the flexibility to organise the shared
memory region in different ways. The page based approach organises
shared memory into pages of fixed size. In contrast, the object based
approach organises the shared memory region as an abstract space for
storing sharable objects of variable sizes.



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