[openstack-dev] [keystone][oslo][designate][zaqar][nova][swift] using pylibmc instead of python-memcached

Davanum Srinivas davanum at gmail.com
Fri May 13 11:35:22 UTC 2016


Couple of points:

* We can add pylibmc to g-r and phase out python-memcached over a time period.
* If folks are using python-memcached, we should switch then over to
oslo.cache, then only oslo.cache will reference either
python-memcached or pylibmc which will make the situation easier to


On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 4:14 AM, Steve Martinelli
<s.martinelli at gmail.com> wrote:
> /me gets the ball rolling
> Just when python3 support for keystone was looking like a reality, we've hit
> another snag. Apparently there are several issues with python-memcached in
> py3, putting it simply: it loads, but doesn't actually work. I've included
> projects in the subject line that use python-memcached (based on codesearch)
> Enter pylibmc; apparently it is (almost?) a drop-in replacement, performs
> better, and is more actively maintained.
> - Has anyone had success using python-memcached in py3?
> - Is anyone interested in using pylibmc in their project instead of
> python-memcached?
> - Will buy-in from all projects be necessary to proceed for any single
> project?
> Open issues like this:
> https://github.com/linsomniac/python-memcached/issues/94 make me sad.
> stevemar
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