Andrea Guzzo


Shardcache::Client::Fast - Perl extension for the client part of libshardcache


  use Shardcache::Client::Fast;
  @hosts = [ [ "peer1", "localhost:4444" ], [ "peer2", "localhost:4445" ], [ "peer3", "localhost:4446" ] ];
  $secret = "some_secret";
  $c = Shardcache::Client::Fast->new(\@hosts, $secret);

  # Set a new value for key "key"
  $rc = $c->set("key", "value");
  if ($rc != 0) {
    die "Error setting key 'key' : " . $c->errstr;

  # Read the value back
  $v = $c->get("key");
  if (!$v && $c->errno) {
    die "Error getting value for key 'key' : " . $c->errstr;

  # set the key "key2" and make it expire in 60 seconds
  $c->set("key2", "value2", 60);

  # evict "key"

  # remove "key2" prematurely

  # check if "peer3" is alive
  if ($c->check("peer3") != 0) {
    warn "peer3 is not responding";

  # get the index of keys existing on "peer2"
  $index = $c->index("peer2");


Perl bindings to libshardcache-client. This library is a replacement for the pure-perl Sharcache::Client allowing faster access to shardcache nodes by using libshardcache directly instead of reimplementing the protocol and handling connections on the perl side.


None by default.


  • new ( %params )



        A 'address:port' string describing the current node


        A valid Shardcache::Storage subclass, implementing the underlying storage



        An arrayref containing the nodes in our shardcache 'cloud'


        A secret used to compute the signature used for internal communication.
        If not specified the string 'default' will be used 
  • get ( $key )

        Get the value for $key. 
        If found in the cache it will be returned immediately, 
        if this node is responsible for $key, the underlying storage will be queried for the value,
        otherwise a request to the responsible node in the shardcache 'cloud' will be done to obtain the value
        (and the local cache will be populated)
  • set ( $key, $value, [ $expire ] )

        Set a new value for $key in the underlying storage
  • del ( $key )

        Remove the value associated to $key from the underlying storage (note the cache of all nodes will be evicted as well)
  • evict ( $key )

        Evict the value associated to $key from the cache (note this will not remove the value from the underlying storage)
  • stats ( [ $peer ] )

  • index ( [ $peer ] )

  • check ( $peer )

Exportable functions

  shardcache_client_t *shardcache_client_create(shardcache_node_t *nodes, int num_nodes, char *auth)
  int shardcache_client_del(shardcache_client_t *c, void *key, size_t klen)
  void shardcache_client_destroy(shardcache_client_t *c)
  int shardcache_client_evict(shardcache_client_t *c, void *key, size_t klen)
  size_t shardcache_client_get(shardcache_client_t *c, void *key, size_t klen, void **data)
  int shardcache_client_set(shardcache_client_t *c, void *key, size_t klen, void *data, size_t dlen, uint32_t expire)
  int shardcache_client_stats(shardcache_client_t *c, char *peer, char **buf, size_t *len);
  int shardcache_client_check(shardcache_client_t *c, char *peer);
  shardcache_storage_index_t *shardcache_client_index(shardcache_client_t *c, char *peer);
  int shardcache_client_errno(shardcache_client_t *c)
  char *shardcache_client_errstr(shardcache_client_t *c)


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Copyright (C) 2013 by xant

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.12.4 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.

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