Hackathon / Multidimensional keys / Wildcard deletes

josh rotenberg joshrotenberg at gmail.com
Sun Jul 8 17:32:33 UTC 2007

Its not squid, but I've also been goofing around with a memcached
based mod_cache provider that would do just this. Your http based
caching would all be stored/fetched via memcached calls (using
apr_memcache). Its one of like 2 or 3 of my little pet projects, so it
only gets worked on when I have a chance, but I thinks its close to
being usable at this point. I haven't tested it fully or really
benchmarked it, though.

On 7/8/07, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
> josh rotenberg wrote:
> > We were looking at having some kind of simple, distributed key/value
> > storage system for storing chunks of stuff (html, xml, whatever) with
> > simple, namespaced keys. Stuff that doesn't belong in Mysql, and fits
> > more along the lines of Berkeley DB, but is accessible over the
> > network and can be accessed with a protocol instead of an API. We
> > already use memcached, and we use at least 4 different languages, so
> > coming up with a new client library for each of those didn't sound so
> > fun, so the memcached protocol fit almost perfectly.
> Maybe someone could glue a memcached client into squid as a replacement
> for its in-memory cache so it can span over multiple servers.  That way
> you inherit all the cache-control parsing, access control, and a fast
> and tunable disk backing store.  The catch would be that you probably
> also want direct client access to the same data without having to go
> through the squid proxy. Could that be done with some kind of key naming
> convention mapped into the http requests?
> --
>    Les Mikesell
>     lesmikesell at gmail.com

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