restarting every night?

Matthew Kent mkent at
Wed Jun 13 21:43:10 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-06-06 at 10:27 -0700, 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.

Missed this by a week but amusing to share nonetheless

STAT uptime 30532947
STAT get_hits 2687722597
STAT get_misses 1188014109

30 532 947 seconds = 353.39059 days

and I think that was our last power outage.

Wish all our software was as stable as memcached :)
Matthew Kent <mkent at>

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