ActiveSupport::Cache wrapper for libmemcached
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= LibmemcachedStore

An ActiveSupport cache store that uses the C-based libmemcached client through
Evan Weaver's Ruby/SWIG wrapper, memcached. libmemcached is fast, lightweight,
and supports consistent hashing, non-blocking IO, and graceful server failover.

== Prerequisites

You'll need both the libmemcached client and the memcached gem:


Make sure you install libmemcached first, before you try installing the gem. If
you're using OS X, the easiest way to install libmemcached is through MacPorts:

  sudo port install libmemcached

For other platforms, download and extract the libmemcached tarball and install

  make && sudo make install

Once libmemcached is installed, install the memcached gem:

  gem install memcached --no-rdoc --no-ri

== Usage

This is a drop-in replacement for the memcache store that ships with Rails. To
enable, set the <tt>config.cache_store</tt> option to <tt>:libmemcached_store</tt>
in the config for your environment

  config.cache_store = :libmemcached_store

If no servers are specified, localhost is assumed. You can specify a list of
server addresses, either as hostnames or IP addresses, with or without a port
designation. If no port is given, 11211 is assumed:

  config.cache_store = :libmemcached_store, %w(cache-01 cache-02

== Props

Thanks to Brian Aker ( for creating libmemcached, and Evan
Weaver ( for the Ruby wrapper.