#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 resched_cb, flux_watcher_f callback, void *arg); void flux_periodic_watcher_reset (flux_watcher_t *w, double offset, double interval);
Link with -lflux-core.
flux_periodic_watcher_create() creates a
which monitors for periodic events. The periodic watcher will trigger when the
wall clock time
offset has elapsed, and optionally again every
interval of wall clock time thereafter. If the
parameter is used, then
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 (
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
flux_periodic_watcher_create() returns a
on success. On error, NULL is returned, and
errno is set appropriately.
Out of memory.