java MemcachedClient.mutate method never returns

Ray Krueger raykrueger at
Wed Mar 19 00:20:21 UTC 2008

In testing the MemcachedClient.incr and decr functions I came across
two problems.

1) The internal mutate method uses latch.await() with no default
timeout, and no way to set a timeout.
2) Using incr never recovers from the instance it was using going down.

Run the following code:
public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {

	MemcachedClient cache = new

	for (int i=0; i < 1000; i++) {
		cache.incr("test", 1, 1);



While the loop is incrementing shutdown the memcached instance and
bring it back up. The client will never reconnect, maybe because it's
blocked on the latch.await()?

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