sd_event_source_set_ratelimit, sd_event_source_get_ratelimit, sd_event_source_is_ratelimited — Configure rate limiting on event sources
sd_event_source_set_ratelimit() may be used to enforce rate limiting on an
event source. When used an event source will be temporarily turned off when it fires more often then a
specified burst number within a specified time interval. This is useful as simple mechanism to avoid
event source starvation if high priority event sources fire very frequently.
Pass the event source to operate on as first argument, a time interval in microseconds as second
argument and a maximum dispatch limit ("burst") as third parameter. Whenever the event source is
dispatched more often than the specified burst within the specified interval it is placed in a mode
similar to being disabled with
SD_EVENT_OFF parameter. However it is disabled only temporarily – once the
specified interval is over regular operation resumes. It is again disabled temporarily once the specified rate
limiting is hit the next time. If either the interval or the burst value are specified as zero, rate
limiting is turned off. By default event sources do not have rate limiting enabled. Note that rate
limiting and disabling via
sd_event_source_set_enabled() are independent of each
other, and an event source will only effect event loop wake-ups and is dispatched while it both is
enabled and rate limiting is not in effect.
sd_event_source_get_ratelimit() may be used to query the current rate limiting
parameters set on the event source object
source. The previously set interval and
burst vales are returned in the second and third argument.
sd_event_source_is_ratelimited() may be used to query whether the event source
is currently affected by rate limiting, i.e. it has recently hit the rate limit and is currently
temporarily disabled due to that.
Rate limiting is currently implemented for I/O, timer, signal, defer and inotify event sources.
sd_event_source_get_ratelimit() return a non-negative integer. On failure, they
return a negative errno-style error code.
zero if rate limiting is currently not in effect and greater than zero if it is in effect; it returns a
negative errno-style error code on failure.
Returned errors may indicate the following problems:
source is not a valid pointer to an
The event loop has been created in a different process.
It was attempted to use the rate limiting feature on an event source type that does not support rate limiting.
sd_event_source_get_ratelimit() was called on a event source
that doesn't have rate limiting configured.
These APIs are implemented as a shared
library, which can be compiled and linked to with the