Memcached problem with maximum connections

Brian Moon brianm at
Fri Feb 1 18:00:17 UTC 2008

Dharmesh Maniar wrote:
> Expected load to memcached servers are around 8000 connections.
> Now the problem is that php servers on the same network make too many 
> connections to memcached. And it crosses the maximum connections i.e. 
> 20000. Because of this memcached becomes unavailable.

How many web servers are local?  What web server / sapi is in use?  If 
Apache, what is the StartServers, MinSpare, MaxSpare and MaxClients.  If 
it is fastcgi, how many children are allowed per server?


Brian Moon
Senior Developer/Engineer
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