md5 as the key

Dustin Sallings dustin at
Fri Sep 7 08:28:02 UTC 2007

On Sep 7, 2007, at 0:34, Venkatesh KS wrote:

> memcached supports variable length keys. But I am just curious as  
> to why not use md5 instead of lengthy keys. The keylen requirements  
> for my cache (which is very similar to  squid proxy) is very high  
> and I am planning on using md5. I will read up to find out about  
> the false positive probability. But going md5 way will certainly  
> cap the keylen to 16bytes.

	You certainly can, but md5(``somestring'') is a lot more costly to  
compute than ``somestring''

Dustin Sallings

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