[Catalyst] Recommended caching back-ends

Alexander Hartmaier alexander.hartmaier at t-systems.at
Fri Oct 7 07:45:34 GMT 2011

Hi Toby,
note that you can still use Cache::FastMmap with Catalyst::Plugin::Cache
(Config::General config file section):

         class Cache::FastMmap
         expires 3600
         cache_size 8m

It took me also some time to find out which module is the 'old' and
which the 'new' one, docs need improvement for that.
I'm using it since years without a single segfault. You shouldn't use it
as a session *store* because it is a *cache* which means it can drop a
stored entry anytime if it runs out of memory for a new entry.

Cheers, Alex

Am 2011-10-07 03:52, schrieb Toby Corkindale:
> Hey all,
> I noticed today that Catalyst::Plugin::Cache::FastMmap has been
> DEPRECATED for some now. (With dire warnings about it segfaulting or
> discarding data randomly)
> I just wondered what the recommended caching backend is now, to use
> with Catalyst::Plugin::Cache.
> (In my case, cached data doesn't need to be consistent between app
> servers.. it's more just for performance so simple local-disk is fine
> for caching, rather than memcached or database based solutions.)
> Cheers,
> Toby

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