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Werk #0337: New header for limiting the execution time of a query

ComponentLivestatus
TitleNew header for limiting the execution time of a query
Date2013-12-16 14:15:27
Checkmk EditionCheckmk Raw Edition (CRE)
Checkmk Version1.2.5i1
LevelTrivial Change
ClassNew Feature
CompatibilityCompatible - no manual interaction needed

The new Livestatus header Timelimit: sets an upper limit for the execution time of a query. Specify the timeout as a number of seconds. The following query will stop after 5000 lines of output. If that takes longer than 30 seconds, then the query fails with no output:

query.lql
GET log
Columns: message
Timelimit: 30
Limit: 5000

Please note, that Limit: and Timelimit: have a different behaviour when the limit is reached:

  • Limit: end the query, output all rows that have been found so far.
  • Timelimit: abort the query with an error, do not output any lines.