memcp gets expiration time wrong

Bug #1261128 reported by Thomas Bachem
This bug affects 2 people
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Brian Aker

Bug Description

The memcp (memccp on Debian systems) command line utility gets the supplied expire time wrong:

    memcp --verbose --servers=localhost --set --expire=1418563176 "foo:bar"
    op: set
    source file: foo:bar
    length: 4
    key: foo:bar
    flags: 0
    expires: 86307647862
    Calling memcached_free()

Providing a value of 54900000 leads to 1418723328, which brings me very near to my desired expiration time of 1418563176.

I tested this on Mac OS X 10.8.5 and Linux Debian 7.2.

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Aaron Morand (aaronm) wrote :

I'm seeing this same issue on CentOS 5.6 and Ubuntu 12.04.

CentOS 5.6 with libmemcached version 1.0.4-3.el5

Ubuntu 12.04 with libmemcached version 0.42 and 0.44

As libmemcached evaluates the expire time differently depending upon if the seconds passed are < 30 days, it's worthwhile to note the same anomaly is seen with a much smaller value.

echo "Y" > testkey
memcp --verbose --debug --servers=localhost --expire=120 testkey
op: set
source file: testkey
length: 1
key: testkey
flags: 0
expires: 288

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Brian Aker (brianaker) wrote :

The < 30 day expiration trick is how Memcached itself works. libmemcached is just the transport.

Changed in libmemcached:
status: New → Invalid
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Thomas Bachem (3-eail-2) wrote :

Did you even read my original ticket? It has nothing to do with the 30 day behaviour.

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Brian Aker (brianaker) wrote :

Hit the wrong field :)

The bug is how the number is being read (one fix coming up).

Changed in libmemcached:
status: Invalid → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Brian Aker (brianaker)
importance: Undecided → Medium
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