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#include <libmemcached/memcached.h>

Compile and link with -lmemcached

memcached_return_t memcached_cas(memcached_st *ptr, const char *key, size_t key_length, const char *value, size_t value_length, time_t expiration, uint32_t flags, uint64_t cas)

memcached_return_t memcached_cas_by_key(memcached_st *ptr, const char *group_key, size_t group_key_length, const char *key, size_t key_length, const char *value, size_t value_length, time_t expiration, uint32_t flags, uint64_t cas)
  • ptr -- pointer to an initialized memcached_st struct
  • group_key -- key namespace
  • group_key_length -- length of the group_key without any trailing zero
  • key -- the key to check
  • key_length -- the length of the key without any trailing zero
  • value -- the value to set
  • value_length -- the length of the value without any trailing zero
  • expiration -- expiration time as unix timestamp or relative time in seconds
  • flags -- 16 bit flags
  • cas -- the cas value to compare

memcached_return_t indicating success


memcached_cas() overwrites data in the server as long as the cas value is still the same in the server. You can get the cas value of a result by calling memcached_result_cas() on a memcached_result_st structure.

memcached_cas_by_key() method behaves in a similar way as the non key methods. The difference is that it uses the group_key parameter to map objects to particular servers.

memcached_cas() is tested with the MEMCACHED_BEHAVIOR_USE_UDP behavior enabled. However, when using these operations with this behavior on, there are limits to the size of the payload being sent to the server.  The reason for these limits is that the Memcached Server does not allow multi-datagram requests and the current server implementation sets a datagram size to 1400 bytes. Due to protocol overhead, the actual limit of the user supplied data is less than 1400 bytes and depends on the protocol in use as, well as the operation being executed. When running with the binary protocol, MEMCACHED_BEHAVIOR_BINARY_PROTOCOL, the size of the key,value, flags and expiry combined may not exceed 1368 bytes. When running with the ASCII protocol, the exact limit fluctuates depending on which function is being executed and whether the function is a cas operation or not. For non-cas ASCII set operations, there are at least 1335 bytes available to split among the key, key_prefix, and value; for cas ASCII operations there are at least 1318 bytes available to split among the key, key_prefix and value. If the total size of the command, including overhead, exceeds 1400 bytes, a MEMCACHED_WRITE_FAILURE will be returned.

Return Value

All methods return a value of type memcached_return_t. On success the value will be MEMCACHED_SUCCESS. Use memcached_strerror() to translate this value to a printable string.

See Also

memcached(1) libmemcached(3) memcached_strerror(3) memcached_set(3) memcached_append(3) memcached_add(3) memcached_prepend(3) memcached_replace(3)

Referenced By

libmemcached(3), memcached_add(3), memcached_add_by_key(3), memcached_append(3), memcached_append_by_key(3), memcached_prepend(3), memcached_prepend_by_key(3), memcached_replace(3), memcached_replace_by_key(3), memcached_set(3), memcached_set_by_key(3).

Jan 25, 2024 1.1 libmemcached-awesome