flux_periodic_watcher_create(3)

SYNOPSIS

#include <flux/core.h>
typedef void (*flux_watcher_f)(flux_reactor_t *r,
                               flux_watcher_t *w,
                               int revents, void *arg);
typedef double (*flux_reschedule_f) (flux_watcher_t *w, double now, void *arg);
flux_watcher_t *flux_periodic_watcher_create (flux_reactor_t *r,
                                              double offset, double interval,
                                              flux_reschedule_f reschedule_cb,
                                              flux_watcher_f callback,
                                              void *arg);
void flux_periodic_watcher_reset (flux_watcher_t *w,
                                  double offset, double interval);

DESCRIPTION

flux_periodic_watcher_create() creates a flux_watcher_t object which monitors for periodic events. The periodic watcher will trigger when the wall clock time offset has elapsed, and optionally again ever interval of wall clock time thereafter. If the reschedule_cb parameter is used, then offset and interval are ignored, and instead each time the periodic watcher is scheduled the reschedule callback will be called with the current time, and is expected to return the next absolute time at which the watcher should be scheduled.

Unlike timer events, a periodic watcher monitors wall clock or system time, not the actual time that passes. Thus, a periodic watcher can be used to run a callback when system time reaches a certain point. For example, if a periodic watcher is set to run with an offset of 10 seconds, and then system time is set back by 1 hour, it will take approximately 1 hour, 10 seconds for the watcher to execute.

If a periodic watcher is running in manual reschedule mode (reschedule_cb is non-NULL), and the user-provided reschedule callback returns a time that is before the current time, the watcher will be silently stopped.

Note: the Flux reactor is based on libev. For additional important information on the behavior of periodic, refer to the libev documentation on ev_periodic.

RETURN VALUE

flux_periodic_watcher_create() returns a flux_watcher_t object on success. On error, NULL is returned, and errno is set appropriately.

ERRORS

ENOMEM
Out of memory.

SEE ALSO

flux_watcher_start(3), flux_reactor_start(3), flux_timer_watcher_create(3)

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