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Re: Caching strategies in Nova ...


Was reading up some more on cache invalidation schemes last night. The
best practice approach seems to be using a sequence ID in the key. When
you want to invalidate a large set of keys, just bump the sequence id.

This could easily be handled with a notifier that listens to instance
state changes.


On 03/22/2012 09:28 PM, Joshua Harlow wrote:
> Just from experience.
> They do a great job. But the killer thing about caching is how u do the
> cache invalidation.
> Just caching stuff is easy-peasy, making sure it is invalidated on all
> servers in all conditions, not so easy...
> On 3/22/12 4:26 PM, "Sandy Walsh" <sandy.walsh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>     We're doing tests to find out where the bottlenecks are, caching is the
>     most obvious solution, but there may be others. Tools like memcache do a
>     really good job of sharing memory across servers so we don't have to
>     reinvent the wheel or hit the db at all.
>     In addition to looking into caching technologies/approaches we're gluing
>     together some tools for finding those bottlenecks. Our first step will
>     be finding them, then squashing them ... however.
>     -S
>     On 03/22/2012 06:25 PM, Mark Washenberger wrote:
>     > What problems are caching strategies supposed to solve?
>     >
>     > On the nova compute side, it seems like streamlining db access and
>     > api-view tables would solve any performance problems caching would
>     > address, while keeping the stale data management problem small.
>     >
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