Managing lists of servers


#include <libmemcached/memcached.h>

const memcached_instance_st *
const const memcached_instance_st * memcached_server_list(memcached_st *ptr)
void memcached_server_list_free(memcached_server_list_st list)
memcached_server_list_st memcached_server_list_append(memcached_server_list_st list, const char *hostname, in_port_t port, memcached_return_t *error)
uint32_t memcached_server_list_count(memcached_server_list_st list)
const char *memcached_server_error(const memcached_instance_st * instance)
void memcached_server_error_reset(const memcached_instance_st * list)

Deprecated since version 0.39.

void memcached_servers_parse()

Deprecated since version 0.39.

Compile and link with -lmemcached


libmemcached(3) operates on a list of hosts which are stored in memcached_server_st structures. You should not modify these structures directly. Functions are provided to modify these structures (and more can be added, just ask!).

memcached_server_list() is used to provide an array of all defined hosts. This was incorrectly documented as “requiring free” up till version 0.39.

memcached_server_list_free() deallocates all memory associated with the array of memcached_server_st that you passed to it.

memcached_server_list_append() adds a server to the end of a memcached_server_st array. On error null will be returned and the memcached_return_t pointer you passed into the function will be set with the appropriate error. If the value of port is zero, it is set to the default port of a memcached server.

DEPRECATED memcached_servers_parse(), please see memcached()

memcached_server_error() can be used to look at the text of the last error message sent by the server to to the client.

Before version 0.39 theses functions used a memcache_server_st *. In 0.39 memcached_server_st * was aliased to memcached_server_list_st. This was done for a style reason to help clean up some concepts in the code.


Varies, see particular functions.


To find out more information please check:


memcached(1) libmemcached(3) memcached_strerror(3)

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