Memcached not reaching limit_maxbytes and evicting old cache

Brian Moon brianm at
Fri Jun 22 21:17:54 UTC 2007

Jeremy Riney wrote:
> We have deployed memcache 1.22 on our php/mysql application. The problem 
> two fold:
> (1) our cache doesn't fill all the way up to the limit_maxbytes, yet it 
> cannot add any new items (until we add another memcache server).
> (2) since memcahce is "full", it should delete old, infrequently used 
> data, yet the evictions are listed as [0].

What options do you start memcached with?  -M will keep the LRU from 


Brian Moon
Senior Developer
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