How best to deal with lots of small objects - currently failing?

Brian Moon brianm at
Wed Feb 20 21:46:16 UTC 2008

> I’m presuming that each memcached daemon only has a limited number of 
> ‘slots’ for each size of data?? Is that correct?

Yes, sort of.  You will want to start by reading this and exploring the 
-f option for memcached

> I also need to store a range of other data, so would it be best to setup 
> a memcached daemon that’s somehow (?) tuned for this size of string and 
> push all request through to that, leaving another daemon for general use?

If you know you will have a high need for that data, that sounds like a 
good option.


Brian Moon
Senior Developer/Engineer
When you care enough to spend the very least.

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