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       memcached - high-performance memory object caching system


       memcached [options]


       This manual page documents briefly the memcached memory object caching daemon.

       memcached  is  a flexible memory object caching daemon designed to alleviate database load
       in dynamic web applications by storing objects in memory.  It's based on libevent to scale
       to  any  size  needed, and is specifically optimized to avoid swapping and always use non-
       blocking I/O.


       These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax. A summary of options is  included

       -s <file>
              Unix socket path to listen on (disables network support).

       -A     Enable ascii "shutdown" command.

       -a <perms>
              Permissions (in octal format) for Unix socket created with -s option.

       -l <addr>
              Listen  on <addr>; default to INADDR_ANY. <addr> may be specified as host:port.  If
              you don't specify a port number, the value you specified with -p or -U is used. You
              may  specify  multiple  addresses separated by comma or by using -l multiple times.
              This is an important option to consider as there is no  other  way  to  secure  the
              installation. Binding to an internal or firewalled network interface is suggested.

       -d     Run memcached as a daemon.

       -u <username>
              Assume the identity of <username> (only when run as root).

       -m <num>
              Use <num> MB memory max to use for object storage; the default is 64 megabytes.

       -c <num>
              Use <num> max simultaneous connections; the default is 1024.

       -R <num>
              This  option seeks to prevent client starvation by setting a limit to the number of
              sequential requests the server will process from an individual  client  connection.
              Once  a  connection has exceeded this value, the server will attempt to process I/O
              on other connections before handling any further request from this connection.  The
              default value for this option is 20.

       -k     Lock  down all paged memory. This is a somewhat dangerous option with large caches,
              so consult the README and memcached homepage for configuration suggestions.

       -p <num>
              Listen on TCP port <num>, the default is port 11211.

       -U <num>
              Listen on UDP port <num>, the default is port 11211, 0 is off.

       -M     Disable automatic removal of items from the cache when out  of  memory.   Additions
              will not be possible until adequate space is freed up.

       -r     Raise the core file size limit to the maximum allowable.

       -f <factor>
              Use  <factor> as the multiplier for computing the sizes of memory chunks that items
              are stored in. A lower value may result in less  wasted  memory  depending  on  the
              total  amount  of memory available and the distribution of item sizes.  The default
              is 1.25.

       -n <size>
              Allocate a minimum of <size> bytes for the item key, value, and flags. The  default
              is 48. If you have a lot of small keys and values, you can get a significant memory
              efficiency gain with a lower value. If you use  a  high  chunk  growth  factor  (-f
              option),  on  the  other  hand, you may want to increase the size to allow a bigger
              percentage of your items to fit in the most densely packed (smallest) chunks.

       -C     Disable the use of CAS (and reduce the per-item size by 8 bytes).

       -h     Show the version of memcached and a summary of options.

       -v     Be verbose during the event loop; print out errors and warnings.

       -vv    Be even more verbose; same as -v but also print client commands and responses.

       -vvv   Be extremely verbose; same of the above and also print internal state transitions.

       -i     Print memcached and libevent licenses.

       -P <filename>
              Print pidfile to <filename>, only used under -d option.

       -t <threads>
              Number of threads to use to process incoming requests.  It is typically not  useful
              to set this higher than the number of CPU cores on the memcached server.  Setting a
              high number (64 or more) of worker threads is not recommended.  The default is 4.

       -D <char>
              Use <char> as the delimiter between key prefixes and IDs.  This is  used  for  per-
              prefix  stats reporting.  The default is ":" (colon).  If this option is specified,
              stats collection is turned on automatically; if not, then it may be  turned  on  by
              sending the "stats detail on" command to the server.

       -L     Try  to  use  large  memory  pages (if available).  Increasing the memory page size
              could reduce the number of TLB misses and improve the performance.  In order to get
              large  pages from the OS, memcached will allocate the total item-cache in one large
              chunk.  Only available if supported on your OS.

       -b     Set the backlog queue limit. The default is 1024.

       -b <num>
              Set the backlog queue limit to <num> connections. The default is 1024.

       -B <proto>
              Specify the binding protocol to use.  By default,  the  server  will  autonegotiate
              client  connections.   By  using  this option, you can specify the protocol clients
              must speak.  Possible options are "auto" (the default,  autonegotiation  behavior),
              "ascii" and "binary".

       -I <size>
              Override the default size of each slab page. The default size is 1mb. Default value
              for this parameter is 1m, minimum is 1k, max is 128m.  Adjusting this value changes
              the  item  size limit.  Beware that this also increases the number of slabs (use -v
              to view), and the overal memory usage of memcached.

       -S     Turn on SASL authentication. This  option  is  only  meaningful  if  memcached  was
              compiled with SASL support enabled.

       -F     Disables the "flush_all" command. The cmd_flush counter will increment, but clients
              will receive an error message and the flush will not occur.

       -o <options>
              Comma separated list of extended or experimental options. See -h or wiki for up  to
              date list.


       The  memcached  daemon  is  copyright  Danga  Interactive and is distributed under the BSD
       license. Note that daemon clients are licensed separately.


       The README file that comes with memcached


       The  memcached  daemon  was  written  by  Anatoly  Vorobey  <>  and   Brad
       Fitzpatrick   <>   and   the   rest   of   the  crew  of  Danga  Interactive

                                          April 11, 2005                             MEMCACHED(1)