Practical limit on number of memcached servers in a single pool?

Jehiah Czebotar jehiah at
Tue Oct 24 21:15:25 UTC 2006

On 10/24/06, EKC <webmaster at> wrote:
> What is the practical limit on the number of servers I can have in a
> memcached pool?

Your practial limit is going to be the number of socket connections a
client (or possibly server) can have open at a time

I'd guess a client or server could easily have a few thousand
connections open at a time

I wrote a pooling wrapper[1] for the python memcache client library so
my app servers keep about 5 connections open to each server (not that
I had much of a problem to begin with.. but it seemed the right thing
to do).



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