Exponential backoff with jitter.
An exponential backoff implementation as described in an AWS architecture post. Uses full jitter.
from expbackoff import Backoff backoff = Backoff(base_seconds=0.5, max_seconds=120) while True: backoff.sleep() # Depending on previous failures, potentially delay before performing an action success = do_a_thing() # Perform an action, record whether it succeeded backoff.update(success) # Update the failure count
- backoff = expbackoff.Backoff(...)
- Create a Backoff object. Arguments:
- base_seconds (required): Part of the backoff calculation, i.e base_seconds * 2 ^ (failures - 1)
- max_seconds (required): Max seconds to delay, regardless of failure count.
- failures (optional): Number of current failures. Useful if another service is handling your retries. Defaults to 0.
- random (optional): A random object. Defaults to random.random.
- backoff.sleep(): If failures have occurred, sleep for backoff.get_seconds_with_jitter()
- backoff.update(success): Update the failure count by passing a boolean representing success.
- backoff.get_seconds_with_jitter(): The current backoff time in seconds, with jitter applied. Zero if there are no recorded failures. Read-only.
- backoff.get_raw_seconds(): The current backoff time in seconds, without jitter applied. Zero if there are no recorded failures. Read-only.
- backoff.failures: The current number of failures. Read-only.
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