hash argument to get call

Steven Grimm sgrimm at facebook.com
Wed Jan 10 00:24:47 UTC 2007

Use the two-argument version of set() instead. The hash value affects 
where the values end up, but if you're just getting started using 
memcached, you won't want to mess with things at that level of detail.


S Edirisinghe wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm new to the list and have not found out how to search the archive. 
> While I find out how, I will post this (hopefully not-stupid ) question.
> I'm using the java client so, I'll ask about the method in the javadoc
>         MemCachedClient mc = new MemCachedClient();
>         String key   = "cacheKey1";     
>         Object value = SomeClass.getObject();   
>         Integer hash = new Integer(45); 
> mc.set(key, value, hash);
> What is the hash (Integer)  arg to this method do? Is this a way for 
> picking the bucket? I wasn't sure if this was a seed for the hash 
> function ? I'm pretty new to using memcache d. Your help is appreciated.
> thanks

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