restarting every night?

Brandon Ooi brandon at
Wed Jun 6 20:01:46 UTC 2007


We've seen corruption too on some older linux kernels (2.6.11) with 
memcache instances larger than 2gb (no idea why) this would cause weird 
issues and if we kept using it would eventually crash by themselves 
after a few days. we saw this on 4 different machines. When kept under 
2gb they seemed stable. Perhaps this is your issue?


Brian Moon wrote:
> andrew at wrote:
>> 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.
> STAT uptime 5610211
> That is 65 days.  And we took it down then to physically move the 
> server.  We don't even think about it.  It just runs.  No issue with 
> "data corruption", whatever that means.

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