matt at zgroupplc.com
Thu Feb 2 11:15:15 UTC 2006
One possible method to use namespaces and be able to delete a whole
namespace would be to amend the hashing routine that determines what
memcached server to get / set keys from:
1. Hash the namespace to determine which host group to get or set from.
2. hash the key to determine which host in the host group to get or
If you want to delete a namespace, just flush_all on the hosts in
that host group.
On 2 Feb 2006, at 10:56, Erik Mogensen wrote:
> I would rather have the inexpensive (O(1)) option of clearing out a
> name-space of items by timestamp, as has been suggested several times
> earlier. It is much less complex, and mirrors the existing flush_all.
> (1) You would add items (optionally to a name space).
> (2) flush_all simply sets "last_flush_all = now()"
> (3) flush_namespace would set "last_flush[namespace] = now()"
> (4) Normal retrieval would have the following logic:
> if (timestamp_of_cached_item is older than the last_flush_all)
> object and return null
> (5) Retrieval from a name space, same as (4) and then:
> if (timestamp_of_cached_item is older than the last_flush
> remove object and return null
> Internally you would have a table of name spaces and their last flush
> You have a little problem with cleaning up the last_flush table,
> you can't be sure that it's safe to remove *really old* entries,
> and the
> table might grow.
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