another newbie ..

Marcus Bointon marcus at
Wed Apr 11 08:49:13 UTC 2007

On 11 Apr 2007, at 02:21, Özgür Köy wrote:

> 1. get status method, does that work accurate, i mean can i use  
> that info to load balance the mc'd servers? ( if 1st is full, try  
> the 2.)

I don't know about getting status to do this, but you should simply  
set the weights for each server appropriately and let MC deal with  
it. Don't give yourself unnecessary headaches.

> 2. i ll let the application( all codes and ..) work on some  
> seperate server(s). but, i just thought that the servers running  
> only app( php actually) may run their own memcached daemon(just  
> with some 256mb like ram setting). just to help the mc'd network.
> sure i ll monitor but, do you think it may slow down the  
> application  a lot ?

Depends on your app, but on mine I got big performance improvements  
with a local MC instance (though read on), though my app is mostly  
disk and DB constrained, so no surprise there.

> 3. i read  some about the facebook patched version, me confused, i  
> must say :) which is the most accurate one for some application  
> like i said..? something like 's

"Facebook patched" version is really what became mc 1.2. Either use  
the release version or take a look at what's in svn - patches seem to  
get taken up pretty quickly, so there's not been much forking of note.

> 4. zend has some caching module as well  i recall. are these 2 in  
> some same path? if so , any benchmark info?

Far as I'm aware, you're talking about Zend optimisation suite. This  
is focused on local opcode caching and also provides a user cache for  
arbitrary data (see also APC). Because it's an in-process cache, it's  
way faster than mc, but otoh, it's not distributed, so is not much  
use for a cluster.

Marcus Bointon
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