Which way is better for running memcached?

Russ Garrett russ at last.fm
Fri Feb 16 13:11:33 UTC 2007

Steven Grimm wrote:
> The second way is almost certainly better because you will be able to 
> bundle more keys together in a "get" request when you want multiple 
> pieces of data. Requesting two keys in one "get" request is *much* 
> more efficient than requesting one key in each of two requests. The 
> more memcached instances you have to spread your load across, the less 
> chance that any two keys you request will live on the same server.
Reading this made me curious... How often do you end up using get_multi 
on facebook anyway? It seems particularly hard to do in PHP without some 
rather convoluted coding.

Russ Garrett
Last.fm Ltd.
russ at last.fm

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