How to increase the maximum cached object size in memcached?

Chris Dent cdent at
Tue Mar 6 21:14:18 UTC 2007

On Tue, 6 Mar 2007, Wes Gamble wrote:

 > I just discovered that the maximum size of an object that can be stored in
 > memcached is 1 MB.  How can this be increased?

For the 1.1.* versions the patch described here has worked for us:

It's not clear what the solution is in the new 1.2 stuff, haven't had a
chance to investigate yet. Other folk?

While having large object storage has worked well for us it sort of
seems a bit stinky to me: it makes me think we've got a problem
somewhere else. That we probably want something that is an iterator
rather than a list, but it's been a good stopgap in our testing.

Is this the Wes that used to work at Kiva long ago and far away?

Chris Dent            

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