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Algorithm::Backoff::Constant - Backoff using a constant delay
This document describes version 0.009 of Algorithm::Backoff::Constant (from Perl distribution Algorithm-Backoff), released on 2019-06-20.
use Algorithm::Backoff::Constant; # 1. instantiate my $ab = Algorithm::Backoff::Constant->new( #consider_actual_delay => 1, # optional, default 0 #max_actual_duration => 0, # optional, default 0 (retry endlessly) #max_attempts => 0, # optional, default 0 (retry endlessly) #jitter_factor => 0, # optional, set to positive value to add randomness delay => 2, # required #delay_on_success => 0, # optional, default 0 ); # 2. log success/failure and get a new number of seconds to delay, timestamp is # optional argument (default is current time) but must be monotonically # increasing. my $secs = $ab->failure(1554652553); # => 2 my $secs = $ab->success(); # => 0 my $secs = $ab->failure(); # => 2
Illustration using CLI show-backoff-delays (5 failures followed by 3 successes):
% show-backoff-delays -a Constant --delay 2 \ 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0
This backoff strategy is one of the simplest: it waits X second(s) after each failure, or Y second(s) (default 0) after a success. There are limits on the number of attempts (`max_attempts`) and total duration (`max_actual_duration`). Some randomness can be introduced to avoid "thundering herd problem".
new(%args) -> obj
This function is not exported.
Arguments ('*' denotes required arguments):
consider_actual_delay => bool (default: 0)
Whether to consider actual delay.
If set to true, will take into account the actual delay (timestamp difference). For example, when using the Constant strategy of delay=2, you log failure() again right after the previous failure() (i.e. specify the same timestamp). failure() will then return ~2+2 = 4 seconds. On the other hand, if you waited 2 seconds before calling failure() again (i.e. specify the timestamp that is 2 seconds larger than the previous timestamp), failure() will return 2 seconds. And if you waited 4 seconds or more, failure() will return 0.
delay* => ufloat
Number of seconds to wait after a failure.
delay_on_success => ufloat (default: 0)
Number of seconds to wait after a success.
jitter_factor => float
How much to add randomness.
If you set this to a value larger than 0, the actual delay will be between a random number between original_delay * (1-jitter_factor) and original_delay * (1+jitter_factor). Jitters are usually added to avoid so-called "thundering herd" problem.
The jitter will be applied to delay on failure as well as on success.
max_actual_duration => ufloat (default: 0)
Maximum number of seconds for all of the attempts (0 means unlimited).
If set to a positive number, will limit the number of seconds for all of the attempts. This setting is used to limit the amount of time you are willing to spend on a task. For example, when using the Exponential strategy of initial_delay=3 and max_attempts=10, the delays will be 3, 6, 12, 24, ... If failures are logged according to the suggested delays, and max_actual_duration is set to 21 seconds, then the third failure() will return -1 instead of 24 because 3+6+12 >= 21, even though max_attempts has not been exceeded.
max_attempts => uint (default: 0)
Maximum number consecutive failures before giving up.
0 means to retry endlessly without ever giving up. 1 means to give up after a single failure (i.e. no retry attempts). 2 means to retry once after a failure. Note that after a success, the number of attempts is reset (as expected). So if max_attempts is 3, and if you fail twice then succeed, then on the next failure the algorithm will retry again for a maximum of 3 times.
max_delay => ufloat
Maximum delay time, in seconds.
min_delay => ufloat (default: 0)
Maximum delay time, in seconds.
Return value: (obj)
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Source repository is at https://github.com/perlancar/perl-Algorithm-Backoff.
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