PECL memcache extension

Don MacAskill don at
Tue Feb 7 21:20:58 UTC 2006

Brian Moon wrote:
>> 2 - I have this working *today*.  Again, it's not very difficult.  The 
>> only reason for the thread is to see if there's interest in extending 
>> the PECL extension to support this sort of scenario.  I happen to 
>> think it's very useful - you get all of the speed of memcached with 
>> next to no worry about stale reads, even in multi-server failure 
>> scenarios.  What's not to like?
> What I do not like is that while a node is out, my database is getting 
> hit over and over when their is supposed to be a cache.  We use 
> memcached so that we don't repeat database requests over and over.

Yeah, that's an issue.  When you've got, say, 50 memcache servers, 
though, and one fails, you're only getting 1/50th of those queries 
passed to the DB.  So it's not (at least, for us) that big of a deal. 
49/50 queries to memcache is still nice.

> Of course, if this is an option then no worries.  I just won't turn it on.

Definitely should be an option.  I'm not trying to suggest that our 
needs are everyone's needs - but I'd be surprised if they weren't 
*someone* else's needs. :)


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