Confused on scaling memcached & persistant connections (w/ the PECL client)

Jehiah Czebotar jehiah at
Sat Mar 11 03:10:24 UTC 2006

I use the python memcache client, and i'm not sure if i mentioned it
on the list before or not, but I found it pretty easy to write a
pooling memcache class. While I agree with the comments about linux
being able to handle the connections, a smart use of resources is
always nice, and a pooling class addresses that in a much
easier/cleaner way than a proxy would. For me it dropped my
connections to a tenth of their previous number.

On 3/10/06, Brad Fitzpatrick <brad at> wrote:
> "What's all this talk about reducing connections?  With epoll/kqueue you
> can get a ridiculous number of connections.  How's a proxy daemon going
> to help at all?  Then your proxy daemon is going to have a ridiculous
> number of connections (which is no problem, if you use epoll/kqueue in
> the proxy daemon), but now you have latency increases."
> - Brad

More information about the memcached mailing list