refreshing the cache time of a key

Sean Chittenden sean-old at
Wed Feb 27 18:16:15 CET 2008

>    is it possible to refresh the cache time of a key with out having  
> to retrieving the cached data and storing it back in memcache .. for  
> example if a data is cached for
> 1 hour and  at the 50th minute from the time this data has been   
> cached i want to   store it in the cache for  1  more  hour  
> there a  function  to  refresh the cache time by knowing the key of  
> data with out having to do get and set
> i.e
> data=mc.get(key)
> mc.set(key,data,3600) # 1 more  hour

It's not possible with the current code base.  I posted a patch a few  
years back that did this....  here we go:

It should be easy to apply the patch by hand if it fails to apply  
cleanly out of the gate.  I'm not sure how memcache can survive as a  
store for session information without this patch, but...  See the post  
for details that I won't bore folks with here.  -sc

Sean Chittenden
sean at

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