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nbdkit-delay-filter(1) NBDKIT nbdkit-delay-filter(1)

NAME

nbdkit-delay-filter - nbdkit delay filter

SYNOPSIS

 nbdkit --filter=delay plugin rdelay=SECS wdelay=SECS [plugin-args...]

 nbdkit --filter=delay plugin rdelay=NNms wdelay=NNms [plugin-args...]

 nbdkit --filter=delay plugin [plugin-args ...]
          delay-read=(SECS|NNms)
          delay-write=(SECS|NNms)
          delay-zero=(SECS|NNms)
          delay-trim=(SECS|NNms)
          delay-extents=(SECS|NNms)
          delay-cache=(SECS|NNms)
          delay-fast-zero=BOOL
          delay-open=(SECS|NNms)
          delay-close=(SECS|NNms)

DESCRIPTION

"nbdkit-delay-filter" is a filter that delays read and write requests by some seconds or milliseconds. This is used to simulate a slow or remote server, or to test certain kinds of race conditions in Linux. To limit server bandwidth use nbdkit-rate-filter(1) instead.

EXAMPLES

Delays reads and writes by 100ms:

 nbdkit --filter=delay file disk.img rdelay=100ms wdelay=100ms

Delay only zero operations by 1 second, nothing else is affected:

 nbdkit --filter=delay file disk.img delay-zero=1

PARAMETERS

Delay read operations by "SECS" seconds or "NN" milliseconds.

The two forms "rdelay" and "delay-read" work identically.

Delay write operations by "SECS" seconds or "NN" milliseconds.
(nbdkit ≥ 1.10)

Delay zero operations by "SECS" seconds or "NN" milliseconds. See also delay-fast-zero.

(nbdkit ≥ 1.10)

Delay trim/discard operations by "SECS" seconds or "NN" milliseconds.

(nbdkit ≥ 1.12)

Delay block status (extents) operations by "SECS" seconds or "NN" milliseconds.

(nbdkit ≥ 1.14)

Delay advisory cache operations by "SECS" seconds or "NN" milliseconds.

Delay write, zero and trim operations by "SECS" seconds or "NN" milliseconds.
(nbdkit ≥ 1.16)

The NBD specification documents an extension called fast zero, in which the client may request that a server should reply with "ENOTSUP" as soon as possible if the zero operation offers no real speedup over a corresponding write. By default, this parameter is true, and fast zero requests are serviced by the plugin after the same delay as any other zero request; but setting this parameter to false instantly fails a fast zero response without waiting for or consulting the plugin.

(nbdkit ≥ 1.28)

Delay open (client connection) by "SECS" seconds or "NN" milliseconds.

(nbdkit ≥ 1.28)

Delay close (client disconnection) by "SECS" seconds or "NN" milliseconds. This can also cause server shutdown to be delayed if clients are connected at the time. This only affects clients that gracefully disconnect (using "NBD_CMD_DISC" / libnbd function nbd_shutdown(3)). Clients that abruptly disconnect from the server cannot be delayed.

FILES

$filterdir/nbdkit-delay-filter.so
The filter.

Use "nbdkit --dump-config" to find the location of $filterdir.

VERSION

"nbdkit-delay-filter" first appeared in nbdkit 1.2, based on earlier "rdelay" and "wdelay" options in nbdkit-file-plugin(1).

SEE ALSO

nbdkit(1), nbdkit-filter(3), nbdkit-pause-filter(1), nbdkit-rate-filter(1).

AUTHORS

Richard W.M. Jones

COPYRIGHT

Copyright Red Hat

LICENSE

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2024-07-22 nbdkit-1.38.3