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package limio

import ""

Package limio provides an interface for rate limiting as well as a rate-limited Reader implementation.

In limio, there are two important interfaces for rate limiting. The first, Limiter, is more primitive. Most times, implementers of a Limiter should be creating a way to apply time constraints to a discretely quantifiable transaction.

The other interface is a Manager, which will likely be implemented in many more cases, as it allows consumers to take any number of Limiters and apply a strategy to the group. Most importantly, a Manager will also need to implement the Limiter interface, allowing consumers to treat its encapsulated group of Limiters as a single Limiter, knowing the strategy will be applied within the given limits.



Package Files

distribute.go doc.go limit_manager.go limiter.go notify.go reader.go sizes.go


const (
    B   int = 1 << (10 * (iota))

Some useful byte-sized (heh) constants


var DefaultWindow = 10 * time.Millisecond

DefaultWindow is the window used to smooth SimpleLimit rates. That is, SimpleLimit distributes the given quantity evenly into buckets of size t. This is useful for avoiding tcp silly window syndrome and providing predictable resource usage.

var ErrTimeoutExceeded error = errors.New("Timeout Exceeded")

ErrTimeoutExceeded will be returned upon a timeout lapsing without a read occuring

func Distribute Uses

func Distribute(n int, t, w time.Duration) (int, time.Duration)

Distribute takes a rate (n, t) and window (w), evenly distributes the n/t to n'/t' (n'<=n && t'>=w)

type Limiter Uses

type Limiter interface {
    Limit(chan int) <-chan bool //The channel is useful for knowing that the channel has been unlimited. The boolean represents finality.

A Limiter is an interface that meters some underlying discretely quantifiable operation with respect to time.

The Limit() function, when implemented, should apply a limit to some underlying operation when called. Supporting concurrency is up to the implementer and as such, should be documented. The semantics of the channel are that of a token bucket. The actual integer sent through the channel represents a quantity of operations that can take place. The implementation should be sure to specify its interpretation of the quantity.

Limit() returns a new boolean channel, used to comunicate that the given `chan int` is no longer being used and may be closed. A false value indicates that the Limiter has not been shut down and may still be acted upon. True indicates that the limiter has been shutdown and any further function calls will have no effect.

Unlimit() removes any formerly imposed limits and allows the underlying operation.

type Manager Uses

type Manager interface {
    Manage(Limiter) error

A Manager enables consumers to treat a group of Limiters as a single Limiter, enabling hierarchies of limiters. For example, a network interface could have a global limit that is distributed across connections, each of which can manage their own distribution of the bandwidth they are allocated.

type Reader Uses

type Reader struct {
    // contains filtered or unexported fields

Reader implements an io-limited reader that conforms to the io.Reader and limio.Limiter interface. Reader can have its limits updated concurrently with any Read() calls.


slowCopy := func(w io.Writer, r io.Reader) error {
    lr := NewReader(r)

    // Limit at 1MB/s
    lr.SimpleLimit(1*KB, time.Second)

    _, err := io.Copy(w, lr)
    return err

buf := &bytes.Buffer{}
slowCopy(buf, strings.NewReader(testText))

func NewReader Uses

func NewReader(r io.Reader) *Reader

NewReader takes any io.Reader and returns a limio.Reader.

func (*Reader) Close Uses

func (r *Reader) Close() error

Close allows the goroutines that were managing limits and reads to shut down and free up memory. It should be called by any clients of the limio.Reader, much as http.Response.Body should be closed to free up system resources.

func (*Reader) Limit Uses

func (r *Reader) Limit(lch chan int) <-chan bool

Limit can be used to precisely control the limit at which bytes can be Read, whether burstily or not.

func (*Reader) Read Uses

func (r *Reader) Read(p []byte) (written int, err error)

Read implements io.Reader in a blocking manner according to the limits of the limio.Reader.

func (*Reader) SetTimeout Uses

func (r *Reader) SetTimeout(t time.Duration) error

SetTimeout takes some time.Duration t and configures the underlying Reader to return a limio.TimedOut error if the timeout is exceeded while waiting for a read operation.

func (*Reader) SimpleLimit Uses

func (r *Reader) SimpleLimit(n int, t time.Duration) <-chan bool

SimpleLimit takes an integer and a time.Duration and limits the underlying reader non-burstily (given rate is averaged over a small time).

func (*Reader) Unlimit Uses

func (r *Reader) Unlimit()

Unlimit removes any restrictions on the underlying io.Reader.

type SimpleManager Uses

type SimpleManager struct {
    // contains filtered or unexported fields

A SimpleManager is an implementation of the limio.Manager interface. It allows simple rate-based and arbitrary channel-based limits to be set.

A SimpleManager is designed so that Limit and Manage may be called concurrently.


slowCopy := func(ws []io.Writer, rs []io.Reader) error {
    // For a simpler example, imagine len(ws) == len(rs) always

    lmr := NewSimpleManager()
    // Limit all operations to an aggregate 1MB/s
    lmr.SimpleLimit(1*MB, time.Second)

    wg := &sync.WaitGroup{}

    for i := range ws {
        go func(i int) {
            lr := NewReader(rs[i])

            // Obviously handle the errors in a real implementation
            io.Copy(ws[i], lr)

    return nil

buf := &bytes.Buffer{}
rdr := strings.NewReader(testText)

slowCopy([]io.Writer{buf}, []io.Reader{rdr})

func NewSimpleManager Uses

func NewSimpleManager() *SimpleManager

NewSimpleManager creates and initializes a SimpleManager.

func (*SimpleManager) Close Uses

func (lm *SimpleManager) Close() error

Close allows the SimpleManager to free any resources it is using if the consumer has no further need for the SimpleManager.

func (*SimpleManager) Limit Uses

func (lm *SimpleManager) Limit(l chan int) <-chan bool

Limit implements the limio.Limiter interface.

func (*SimpleManager) Manage Uses

func (lm *SimpleManager) Manage(l Limiter) error

Manage takes a Limiter that will be adopted under the management policy of the SimpleManager.

func (*SimpleManager) NewReader Uses

func (lm *SimpleManager) NewReader(r io.Reader) *Reader

NewReader takes an io.Reader and Limits it according to its limit policy/strategy

func (*SimpleManager) SimpleLimit Uses

func (lm *SimpleManager) SimpleLimit(n int, t time.Duration) <-chan bool

SimpleLimit takes an int and time.Duration that will be distributed evenly across all managed Limiters.

func (*SimpleManager) Unlimit Uses

func (lm *SimpleManager) Unlimit()

Unlimit implements the limio.Limiter interface.

func (*SimpleManager) Unmanage Uses

func (lm *SimpleManager) Unmanage(l Limiter)

Unmanage allows consumers to remove a specific Limiter from its management strategy

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