Memcached + MySQL

Brian Aker brian at
Wed Oct 31 01:19:16 UTC 2007


On Oct 30, 2007, at 2:11 PM, Angelo McComis wrote:

> I saw the one-page with the source download, I've read the README in
> there... essentially it's pre-alpha work.

Expect that to change very quickly soon. The current work for the  
engine is solid, the problem was at the time I had no C client  
library that would work from either a license point of view or a "it  
does not leak memory and is thread safe". The library I implemented,  
libmemcached, is now pretty solid so I can turn back my attention to  
the engine sometime in the next month. There are some issues I want  
to work on with node failure, but that it minor work at this point.

> improve the performance of this thing. MemcacheD looked appealing  
> as it
> could theoretically plug in as a storage engine and turn disk reads  
> into
> memory reads for frequently resolved DNS queries.

This will work. If you are just looking for a one node solution, you  
can just use the MEMORY in engine in MySQL.

One thing to consider is whether or not you might just want to use  
memcached directly. The advantages of running it as a table are tools  
and structures, but you do hit a performance cost for doing that.


Brian "Krow" Aker, brian at
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