Expiration question

Steven Grimm sgrimm at facebook.com
Wed Mar 28 18:17:23 UTC 2007

Memcached is an LRU cache, meaning the object that was least recently 
used will be expired to make room for a new one. "Used" in this case 
refers to either reading or writing. The behavior you want is exactly 
what it does if you don't set any expiration time at all.


Andrew Harbick wrote:
> Similarly...  Can memcached be configured (or does it already) to 
> update the expiration every time an object is touched?  The idea being 
> that "hot" keys end up staying in the cached (even if they're never 
> modified and recached).

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