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dds::core::policy::ResourceLimits Class Reference

Controls the memory usage of dds::pub::DataWriter or a dds::sub::DataReader. More...

#include <dds/core/policy/CorePolicy.hpp>

Public Member Functions

 ResourceLimits ()
 Creates the default policy.
 
 ResourceLimits (int32_t the_max_samples, int32_t the_max_instances, int32_t the_max_samples_per_instance)
 Creates an instance with the specified max_samples, max_instances and max_samples_per instance and default values for the rest of parameters.
 
ResourceLimitsmax_samples (int32_t the_max_samples)
 Sets the maximum number of data samples that a DataWriter or a DataReader can manage across all instances.
 
int32_t max_samples () const
 Getter (see setter with the same name)
 
ResourceLimitsmax_instances (int32_t the_max_instances)
 Sets the maximum number of instances that a DataWriter or a DataReader can manage.
 
int32_t max_instances () const
 Getter (see setter with the same name)
 
ResourceLimitsmax_samples_per_instance (int32_t the_max_samples_per_instance)
 Sets the maximum number of data samples per instance that a DataWriter or a DataReader can manage.
 
int32_t max_samples_per_instance () const
 Getter (see setter with the same name)
 
dds::core::policy::ResourceLimitsinitial_samples (int32_t the_initial_samples)
 <<extension>> Sets the number of samples that a DataWriter or a DataWriter will preallocate.
 
int32_t initial_samples () const
 Getter (see setter with the same name)
 
dds::core::policy::ResourceLimitsinitial_instances (int32_t the_initial_instances)
 <<extension>> Sets the number of instances that a DataWriter or a DataWriter will preallocate.
 
int32_t initial_instances () const
 Getter (see setter with the same name)
 
dds::core::policy::ResourceLimitsinstance_hash_buckets (int32_t the_instance_hash_buckets)
 <<extension>> Sets the number of hash buckets for looking up instances
 
int32_t instance_hash_buckets () const
 Getter (see setter with the same name)
 

Detailed Description

Controls the memory usage of dds::pub::DataWriter or a dds::sub::DataReader.

Entity:
dds::topic::Topic, dds::sub::DataReader, dds::pub::DataWriter
Status:
dds::core::status::StatusMask::sample_rejected(), dds::core::status::SampleRejectedStatus
Properties:
RxO = NO
Changeable = UNTIL ENABLE

Usage

This policy controls the resources that RTI Connext can use to meet the requirements imposed by the application and other QoS settings.

For the reliability protocol (and dds::core::policy::Durability), this QoS policy determines the actual maximum queue size when the dds::core::policy::History is set to dds::core::policy::HistoryKind::KEEP_ALL.

In general, this QoS policy is used to limit the amount of system memory that RTI Connext can allocate. For embedded real-time systems and safety-critical systems, pre-determination of maximum memory usage is often required. In addition, dynamic memory allocation could introduce non-deterministic latencies in time-critical paths.

This QoS policy can be set such that an entity does not dynamically allocate any more memory after its initialization phase.

If dds::pub::DataWriter objects are communicating samples faster than they are ultimately taken by the dds::sub::DataReader objects, the middleware will eventually hit against some of the QoS-imposed resource limits. Note that this may occur when just a single dds::sub::DataReader cannot keep up with its corresponding dds::pub::DataWriter. The behavior in this case depends on the setting for the RELIABILITY. If reliability is dds::core::policy::ReliabilityKind::BEST_EFFORT, then RTI Connext is allowed to drop samples. If the reliability is dds::core::policy::ReliabilityKind::RELIABLE, RTI Connext will block the dds::pub::DataWriter or discard the sample at the dds::sub::DataReader in order not to lose existing samples.

The constant dds::core::LENGTH_UNLIMITED may be used to indicate the absence of a particular limit. For example setting dds::core::policy::ResourceLimits::max_samples_per_instance to dds::core::LENGTH_UNLIMITED will cause RTI Connext not to enforce this particular limit.

If these resource limits are not set sufficiently, under certain circumstances the dds::pub::DataWriter may block on a write() call even though the dds::core::policy::History is dds::core::policy::HistoryKind::KEEP_LAST. To guarantee the writer does not block for dds::core::policy::HistoryKind::KEEP_LAST, make sure the resource limits are set such that:

See Also
dds::core::policy::Reliability
dds::core::policy::History

Consistency

The setting of dds::core::policy::ResourceLimits::max_samples must be consistent with dds::core::policy::ResourceLimits::max_samples_per_instance. For these two values to be consistent, it must be true that dds::core::policy::ResourceLimits::max_samples >= dds::core::policy::ResourceLimits::max_samples_per_instance. As described above, this limit will not be enforced if dds::core::policy::ResourceLimits::max_samples_per_instance is set to dds::core::LENGTH_UNLIMITED.

The setting of RESOURCE_LIMITS max_samples_per_instance must be consistent with the HISTORY depth. For these two QoS to be consistent, it must be true that depth <= max_samples_per_instance.

See Also
dds::core::policy::History

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

dds::core::policy::ResourceLimits::ResourceLimits ( )
inline

Creates the default policy.

dds::core::policy::ResourceLimits::ResourceLimits ( int32_t  the_max_samples,
int32_t  the_max_instances,
int32_t  the_max_samples_per_instance 
)
inline

Creates an instance with the specified max_samples, max_instances and max_samples_per instance and default values for the rest of parameters.

Member Function Documentation

ResourceLimits& dds::core::policy::ResourceLimits::max_samples ( int32_t  the_max_samples)
inline

Sets the maximum number of data samples that a DataWriter or a DataReader can manage across all instances.

Specifies the maximum number of data samples a dds::pub::DataWriter (or dds::sub::DataReader) can manage across all the instances associated with it.

For unkeyed types, this value has to be equal to max_samples_per_instance if max_samples_per_instance is not equal to dds::core::LENGTH_UNLIMITED.

When batching is enabled, the maximum number of data samples a dds::pub::DataWriter can manage will also be limited by rti::core::policy::DataWriterResourceLimits::max_batches.

[default] dds::core::LENGTH_UNLIMITED

[range] [1, 100 million] or dds::core::LENGTH_UNLIMITED, >= initial_samples, >= max_samples_per_instance, >= rti::core::policy::DataReaderResourceLimits::max_samples_per_remote_writer or >= rti::core::RtpsReliableWriterProtocol::heartbeats_per_max_samples

For dds::pub::qos::DataWriterQos max_samples >= rti::core::RtpsReliableWriterProtocol::heartbeats_per_max_samples in rti::core::policy::DataWriterProtocol::rtps_reliable_writer if batching is disabled.

int32_t dds::core::policy::ResourceLimits::max_samples ( ) const
inline

Getter (see setter with the same name)

ResourceLimits& dds::core::policy::ResourceLimits::max_instances ( int32_t  the_max_instances)
inline

Sets the maximum number of instances that a DataWriter or a DataReader can manage.

[default] dds::core::LENGTH_UNLIMITED

[range] [1, 1 million] or dds::core::LENGTH_UNLIMITED, >= initial_instances

int32_t dds::core::policy::ResourceLimits::max_instances ( ) const
inline

Getter (see setter with the same name)

ResourceLimits& dds::core::policy::ResourceLimits::max_samples_per_instance ( int32_t  the_max_samples_per_instance)
inline

Sets the maximum number of data samples per instance that a DataWriter or a DataReader can manage.

While an unkeyed type is logically considered as a single instance, for unkeyed types this value has to be equal to max_samples or dds::core::LENGTH_UNLIMITED.

[default] dds::core::LENGTH_UNLIMITED

[range] [1, 100 million] or dds::core::LENGTH_UNLIMITED, <= max_samples or dds::core::LENGTH_UNLIMITED, >= dds::core::policy::History::depth

int32_t dds::core::policy::ResourceLimits::max_samples_per_instance ( ) const
inline

Getter (see setter with the same name)

dds::core::policy::ResourceLimits & initial_samples ( int32_t  the_initial_samples)

<<extension>> Sets the number of samples that a DataWriter or a DataWriter will preallocate.

Specifies the initial number of data samples a dds::pub::DataWriter (or dds::sub::DataReader) will manage across all the instances associated with it.

[default] 32

[range] [1,100 million], <= max_samples

int32_t initial_samples ( ) const

Getter (see setter with the same name)

dds::core::policy::ResourceLimits & initial_instances ( int32_t  the_initial_instances)

<<extension>> Sets the number of instances that a DataWriter or a DataWriter will preallocate.

[default] 32

[range] [1,1 million], <= max_instances

int32_t initial_instances ( ) const

Getter (see setter with the same name)

dds::core::policy::ResourceLimits & instance_hash_buckets ( int32_t  the_instance_hash_buckets)

<<extension>> Sets the number of hash buckets for looking up instances

The instance hash table facilitates instance lookup. A higher number of buckets decreases instance lookup time but increases the memory usage.

[default] 1 [range] [1,1 million]

int32_t instance_hash_buckets ( ) const

Getter (see setter with the same name)


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