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From Davi Arnaut <>
Subject Re: generalized cache modules
Date Mon, 17 Apr 2006 19:36:28 GMT
On Mon, 17 Apr 2006, Brian Akins wrote:

> Was playing with memcached and mod_cache when I had some thoughts.
> -mod_cache should be renamed to mod_http_cache
> -new modules mod_cache (or some inventive) name would be a more general 
> purpose cache)
> So mod_http_cache would simply be a front end to mod_cache providers. These 
> providers do not have to know anything about http, only how to fetch, store, 
> expire, etc. "objects."

Something similar to the Squid Storage Interface [1] ?

> Some example mod_cache providers could be simplified versions of 
> mod_disk_cache and mod_mem_cache as well as the to-be-written mod_memcached 
> (mod_memcached_cache?).
> So cache providers would be fairly simply to write and mod_http_cache could 
> handle all the nastiness with http specific stuff (Vary, etc.)

Also, do you mean to use mod_memcached as an application
cache (mod_cache working as a frontend for a site) or as
a proxy cache ?

> My biggest mental block is how to have the configuration for this not be 
> absolutely horrific.
> Thoughts?

Davi Arnaut


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