restarting every night?

Steve Grimm sgrimm at
Wed Jun 6 17:37:39 UTC 2007

We never restart our memcached servers unless we're pushing out a new
version of the code. Most of our memcached server processes have been
running without incident since February 28; many of them have served
literally hundreds of billions of requests each.

If your friend can provide a test case to demonstrate data corruption, we'd
all be very interested in seeing it.


On 6/6/07 10:27 AM, "andrew at" <andrew at>

> A friend of mine says he restarts his memcached servers every night
> because after a few days the data gets corrupted.
> Is this common practice?  Does anyone have experience running
> memcached for months on end with no data corruption?
> Thanks.

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