memcached_stat_servername(3) Get memcached statistics

Other Alias

memcached_stat, memcached_stat_get_value, memcached_stat_get_keys


C Client Library for memcached (libmemcached, -lmemcached)


#include <memcached.h>
memcached_stat_st *memcached_stat (memcached_st *ptr,
char *args,
memcached_return_t *error);
memcached_return_t memcached_stat_servername (memcached_stat_st *stat,
char *args,
const char *hostname,
unsigned int port);
char *
memcached_stat_get_value (memcached_st *ptr,
memcached_stat_st *stat,
const char *key,
memcached_return_t *error);
char **
memcached_stat_get_keys (memcached_st *ptr,
memcached_stat_st *stat,
memcached_return_t *error);


libmemcached(3) has the ability to query a memcached server (or collection of servers) for their current state. Queries to find state return a "memcached_stat_st" structure. You are responsible for freeing this structure. While it is possible to access the structure directly it is not advisable. <memcached_stat_get_value() has been provided to query the structure.

memcached_stat() fetches an array of "memcached_stat_st" structures containing the state of all available memcached servers. The return value must be freed by the calling application. If called with the "MEMCACHED_BEHAVIOR_USE_UDP" behavior set, a NULL value is returned and the error parameter is set to "MEMCACHED_NOT_SUPPORTED".

memcached_stat_servername() can be used standalone without a "memcached_st" to obtain the state of a particular server. ``args'' is used to define a particular state object (a list of these are not provided for by either the memcached_stat_get_keys() call nor are they defined in the memcached protocol). You must specify the hostname and port of the server you want to obtain information on.

memcached_stat_get_value() returns the value of a particular state key. You specify the key you wish to obtain. The key must be null terminated.

memcached_stat_get_keys() returns a list of keys that the server has state objects on. You are responsible for freeing this list.

A command line tool, memstat(1), is provided so that you do not have to write an application to do this.


Varies, see particular functions.

Any method returning a "memcached_stat_st" expects you to free the memory allocated for it.


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Brian Aker, <[email protected]>