memcached debate

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Fri Apr 20 20:09:08 UTC 2007

andrew at wrote:
> thanks everyone for your input, I think I will try and write something
> to carefully measure the bandwidth used like Dustin said...
> My boss will say though that until we release this to production
> you'll never know if the network will handle it.  Says this is
> basically impossible to test throughly with real world conditions.
> More about the application...
> I'm representing data that's different depending on from who's
> perspective you are viewing it.  So I want to load all the actual
> data, integers that point to other integers into memcached but then
> for each request that comes in, look through several thousand of those
> keys and assemble a response custom for the viewer.

It's not clear what you mean by 'look through them'.  Can't you turn 
whatever you would use to select what you want into keys (perhaps by 
hashing), then only retrieve exactly what you want instead of looking 
through things you don't need?

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at

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