Net 7 Activity

We aim to design a network component called mcrouter, a memcache router that routes client requests among two or more memcached instances. Clients to mcrouter can come and go, but mcrouter maintains stable connections to the memcache instances, which are shared by requests from multiple clients.

`mcrouter` example deployment

The problem `mcrouter` aimed to solve

In this breakout, we want you to design mcrouter.

  1. How is mcrouter acting like a client and/or a server?
  2. How do you propose to handle multiple connections? What combination of threads, select, epoll, etc.?