invalidation by namespace Re: Listing all keys on a server: why?
mart at degeneration.co.uk
Fri Jul 28 18:05:05 UTC 2006
Serhat Sakarya wrote:
> On 7/28/06, Paul T <pault12345 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> 3. key_salt is stored in memcached forever.
> The problem I see with this approach is that when the salt *does* get lost
> (node reboot, failure, etc), you risk that old data may be revalidated.
This is a very good point. What if the revision counter expires before
It does mean that whichever node the revision counter is on becomes a
single point of failure for that namespace, too. If that node goes down
you've lost the entire namespace until it comes back up again, at which
point you're worse off because your counter goes back to zero.
The only solution that springs readily to mind is to treat the revision
counter like any other cached value and store it in persistent storage
as well as in memcache. That way you can restore it should it be lost.
In normal circumstances, this becomes a performance hit only when
invalidating a revision.
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