add vs set

Hanson Char hanson.char at
Tue Jul 31 15:08:31 UTC 2007

So the speed of a failed add should be the same as a set operation ?

On 7/31/07, Jehiah Czebotar <jehiah at> wrote:
> If you have an item with key K in the cache already, then an ADD
> operation on K will fail because it's already there. (an add operation
> only succeeds when that key does not already exist). A set operation
> will always succeed overwriting the existing value if any.
> The speed of both should be the same.
> --
> Jehiah
> On 7/31/07, Hanson Char <hanson.char at> wrote:
> > If an item with key K already exists in memcached, would an add
> > operation of the same key K be faster than a set operation in general
> > ?
> >
> > Hanson
> >

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