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how to reply message using erlang timer module

Palanikumar Gopalakrishnan
Hi Guys,

             I want  to send  message to the front-end via websocket in particular time interval.
So i use timer module for this purpose.
 timer:apply_interval(1000, self(), <<"How' you doin'?">>),


But it returns the following error

15:18:20.558 [error] CRASH REPORT Process <0.570.0> with 0 neighbours crashed with reason: call to undefined function timer:apply_interval(6000, <0.570.0>, <<"How' you doin'?">>)
15:18:20.558 [error] Ranch listener my_cowboy_ws_server terminated with reason: call to undefined function timer:apply_interval(6000, <0.570.0>, <<"How' you doin'?">>)


Its there any way to solve this problem.

I already tried with

erlang:start_timer(60000, self(), <<"How' you doin'?">>)

Its only send message after particular timer. I didn't found method in this module to send message in particular interval.








          

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Re: how to reply message using erlang timer module

Igor Clark
Hi Palanikumar,

It looks like you're passing the erlang:start_timer/3 arguments to timer:apply_interval/4:

    erlang:start_timer(Time, Dest, Msg)

vs

    apply_interval(Time, Module, Function, Arguments)

erlang:start_timer/3 sends Msg to Dest after Time ms; timer:apply_interval/4 calls Module:Function(Arguments) every Time ms.

So the error message is telling you that the function timer:apply_interval/3 you're trying to call doesn't exist.

HTH,
Igor

On 23/09/2017 10:50, Palanikumar Gopalakrishnan wrote:
Hi Guys,

             I want  to send  message to the front-end via websocket in particular time interval.
So i use timer module for this purpose.
 timer:apply_interval(1000, self(), <<"How' you doin'?">>),


But it returns the following error

15:18:20.558 [error] CRASH REPORT Process <0.570.0> with 0 neighbours crashed with reason: call to undefined function timer:apply_interval(6000, <0.570.0>, <<"How' you doin'?">>)
15:18:20.558 [error] Ranch listener my_cowboy_ws_server terminated with reason: call to undefined function timer:apply_interval(6000, <0.570.0>, <<"How' you doin'?">>)


Its there any way to solve this problem.

I already tried with

erlang:start_timer(60000, self(), <<"How' you doin'?">>)

Its only send message after particular timer. I didn't found method in this module to send message in particular interval.








          

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Re: how to reply message using erlang timer module

Igor Clark
You could try timer:send_interval/3:

send_interval(Time, Pid, Message)
Evaluates Pid ! Message repeatedly after Time milliseconds. (Pid can also be an atom of a registered name.)

There's even a timer:send_interval/2 that assumes self() as the Pid, which looks like it might be what you want:

send_interval(Time, Message)
Same as send_interval(Time, self(), Message).

One thing to note though is that the Common Caveats section says:

Creating timers using erlang:send_after/3 and erlang:start_timer/3 , is much more efficient than using the timers provided by the timer module in STDLIB. The timermodule uses a separate process to manage the timers. That process can easily become overloaded if many processes create and cancel timers frequently (especially when using the SMP emulator).


I'm not sure if that applies to send_interval/{2,3} as well, or quite how many "many" means there - I guess it's probably "a really large number", but perhaps somebody could jump in here?

But if so, and if you expect heavy traffic with an interval like this on every WS connection, an alternative might be to create a loop to send the message using send_after/3 instead of using the timer module. I.e. the process which handles Msg could call erlang:send_after( Time, self(), Msg ) when it's done its other work. Working out which process does that would depend on your app design - it might work to just do it in the process which handles the message you're sending, or you might need another process.

Cheers
i

On 23/09/2017 11:21, Palanikumar Gopalakrishnan wrote:
Hi lgor Clark,
                       Thanks for the help.  yes you  are correct. Its there any way to send message to websocket using timer:apply_interval/4. I didn't find any examples.




On 23 September 2017 at 15:47, Igor Clark <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi Palanikumar,

It looks like you're passing the erlang:start_timer/3 arguments to timer:apply_interval/4:

    erlang:start_timer(Time, Dest, Msg)

vs

    apply_interval(Time, Module, Function, Arguments)

erlang:start_timer/3 sends Msg to Dest after Time ms; timer:apply_interval/4 calls Module:Function(Arguments) every Time ms.

So the error message is telling you that the function timer:apply_interval/3 you're trying to call doesn't exist.

HTH,
Igor


On 23/09/2017 10:50, Palanikumar Gopalakrishnan wrote:
Hi Guys,

             I want  to send  message to the front-end via websocket in particular time interval.
So i use timer module for this purpose.
 timer:apply_interval(1000, self(), <<"How' you doin'?">>),


But it returns the following error

15:18:20.558 [error] CRASH REPORT Process <0.570.0> with 0 neighbours crashed with reason: call to undefined function timer:apply_interval(6000, <0.570.0>, <<"How' you doin'?">>)
15:18:20.558 [error] Ranch listener my_cowboy_ws_server terminated with reason: call to undefined function timer:apply_interval(6000, <0.570.0>, <<"How' you doin'?">>)


Its there any way to solve this problem.

I already tried with

erlang:start_timer(60000, self(), <<"How' you doin'?">>)

Its only send message after particular timer. I didn't found method in this module to send message in particular interval.








          

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Re: how to reply message using erlang timer module

Palanikumar Gopalakrishnan
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Hi Guys,
                I tried with timer:send_interval/2 , and timer:send _interval/3  also . see my trial and error result . Both them returns


17:54:47.250 [error] CRASH REPORT Process <0.575.0> with 0 neighbours crashed with reason: call to undefined function timer:sent_interval(1000, <<"Time announcement from erlang server">>)
17:54:47.250 [error] Ranch listener my_cowboy_ws_server terminated with reason: call to undefined function timer:sent_interval(1000, <<"Time announcement from erlang server">>)


     17:59:06.678 [error] CRASH REPORT Process <0.570.0> with 0 neighbours crashed with reason: call to undefined function timer:sent_interval(1000, <0.570.0>, "Time announcement from erlang server")
17:59:06.678 [error] Ranch listener my_cowboy_ws_server terminated with reason: call to undefined function timer:sent_interval(1000, <0.570.0>, "Time announcement from erlang server")


          

On 23 September 2017 at 17:00, Igor Clark <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi again Palanikumar, check the error message - you're still calling timer:apply_interval instead of timer:send_interval, except now you're only passing 2 arguments:

call to undefined function timer:apply_interval(1000, "Time announcement from erlang server")

Be careful to check the signatures of the functions you're calling and the argument lists you're providing. This is just basic error checking ;-)

NB, please hit "reply to all" in future rather than just "reply", as you'll include the mailing list, and other people will be able to help too.

Cheers
i

On 23/09/2017 12:07, Palanikumar Gopalakrishnan wrote:
Hi lgor,

             I tried with timer:send_interval/2 with this line
 >>> timer:apply_interval(1000,  "Time announcement from erlang server"),


  returns the following error

16:33:20.264 [error] CRASH REPORT Process <0.570.0> with 0 neighbours crashed with reason: call to undefined function timer:apply_interval(1000, "Time announcement from erlang server")
16:33:20.265 [error] Ranch listener my_cowboy_ws_server terminated with reason: call to undefined function timer:apply_interval(1000, "Time announcement from erlang server")


same as timer:send_interval/3 throw the error

On 23 September 2017 at 16:24, Igor Clark <[hidden email]> wrote:
You could try timer:send_interval/3:

send_interval(Time, Pid, Message)
Evaluates Pid ! Message repeatedly after Time milliseconds. (Pid can also be an atom of a registered name.)

There's even a timer:send_interval/2 that assumes self() as the Pid, which looks like it might be what you want:

send_interval(Time, Message)
Same as send_interval(Time, self(), Message).

One thing to note though is that the Common Caveats section says:

Creating timers using erlang:send_after/3 and erlang:start_timer/3 , is much more efficient than using the timers provided by the timer module in STDLIB. The timermodule uses a separate process to manage the timers. That process can easily become overloaded if many processes create and cancel timers frequently (especially when using the SMP emulator).


I'm not sure if that applies to send_interval/{2,3} as well, or quite how many "many" means there - I guess it's probably "a really large number", but perhaps somebody could jump in here?

But if so, and if you expect heavy traffic with an interval like this on every WS connection, an alternative might be to create a loop to send the message using send_after/3 instead of using the timer module. I.e. the process which handles Msg could call erlang:send_after( Time, self(), Msg ) when it's done its other work. Working out which process does that would depend on your app design - it might work to just do it in the process which handles the message you're sending, or you might need another process.

Cheers
i



On 23/09/2017 11:21, Palanikumar Gopalakrishnan wrote:
Hi lgor Clark,
                       Thanks for the help.  yes you  are correct. Its there any way to send message to websocket using timer:apply_interval/4. I didn't find any examples.




On 23 September 2017 at 15:47, Igor Clark <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi Palanikumar,

It looks like you're passing the erlang:start_timer/3 arguments to timer:apply_interval/4:

    erlang:start_timer(Time, Dest, Msg)

vs

    apply_interval(Time, Module, Function, Arguments)

erlang:start_timer/3 sends Msg to Dest after Time ms; timer:apply_interval/4 calls Module:Function(Arguments) every Time ms.

So the error message is telling you that the function timer:apply_interval/3 you're trying to call doesn't exist.

HTH,
Igor


On 23/09/2017 10:50, Palanikumar Gopalakrishnan wrote:
Hi Guys,

             I want  to send  message to the front-end via websocket in particular time interval.
So i use timer module for this purpose.
 timer:apply_interval(1000, self(), <<"How' you doin'?">>),


But it returns the following error

15:18:20.558 [error] CRASH REPORT Process <0.570.0> with 0 neighbours crashed with reason: call to undefined function timer:apply_interval(6000, <0.570.0>, <<"How' you doin'?">>)
15:18:20.558 [error] Ranch listener my_cowboy_ws_server terminated with reason: call to undefined function timer:apply_interval(6000, <0.570.0>, <<"How' you doin'?">>)


Its there any way to solve this problem.

I already tried with

erlang:start_timer(60000, self(), <<"How' you doin'?">>)

Its only send message after particular timer. I didn't found method in this module to send message in particular interval.








          

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Palanikumar Gopalakrishnan ✌
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Re: how to reply message using erlang timer module

Igor Clark
Hi Palanikumar, looks like you've got a typo there, it's send_interval not sent_interval:

call to undefined function timer:sent_interval(1000, <<"Time announcement from erlang server">>) 

On 23 Sep 2017, at 13:34, Palanikumar Gopalakrishnan <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hi Guys,
                I tried with timer:send_interval/2 , and timer:send _interval/3  also . see my trial and error result . Both them returns


17:54:47.250 [error] CRASH REPORT Process <0.575.0> with 0 neighbours crashed with reason: call to undefined function timer:sent_interval(1000, <<"Time announcement from erlang server">>)
17:54:47.250 [error] Ranch listener my_cowboy_ws_server terminated with reason: call to undefined function timer:sent_interval(1000, <<"Time announcement from erlang server">>)


     17:59:06.678 [error] CRASH REPORT Process <0.570.0> with 0 neighbours crashed with reason: call to undefined function timer:sent_interval(1000, <0.570.0>, "Time announcement from erlang server")
17:59:06.678 [error] Ranch listener my_cowboy_ws_server terminated with reason: call to undefined function timer:sent_interval(1000, <0.570.0>, "Time announcement from erlang server")


          

On 23 September 2017 at 17:00, Igor Clark <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi again Palanikumar, check the error message - you're still calling timer:apply_interval instead of timer:send_interval, except now you're only passing 2 arguments:

call to undefined function timer:apply_interval(1000, "Time announcement from erlang server")

Be careful to check the signatures of the functions you're calling and the argument lists you're providing. This is just basic error checking ;-)

NB, please hit "reply to all" in future rather than just "reply", as you'll include the mailing list, and other people will be able to help too.

Cheers
i

On 23/09/2017 12:07, Palanikumar Gopalakrishnan wrote:
Hi lgor,

             I tried with timer:send_interval/2 with this line
 >>> timer:apply_interval(1000,  "Time announcement from erlang server"),


  returns the following error

16:33:20.264 [error] CRASH REPORT Process <0.570.0> with 0 neighbours crashed with reason: call to undefined function timer:apply_interval(1000, "Time announcement from erlang server")
16:33:20.265 [error] Ranch listener my_cowboy_ws_server terminated with reason: call to undefined function timer:apply_interval(1000, "Time announcement from erlang server")


same as timer:send_interval/3 throw the error

On 23 September 2017 at 16:24, Igor Clark <[hidden email]> wrote:
You could try timer:send_interval/3:

send_interval(Time, Pid, Message)
Evaluates Pid ! Message repeatedly after Time milliseconds. (Pid can also be an atom of a registered name.)

There's even a timer:send_interval/2 that assumes self() as the Pid, which looks like it might be what you want:

send_interval(Time, Message)
Same as send_interval(Time, self(), Message).

One thing to note though is that the Common Caveats section says:

Creating timers using erlang:send_after/3 and erlang:start_timer/3 , is much more efficient than using the timers provided by the timer module in STDLIB. The timermodule uses a separate process to manage the timers. That process can easily become overloaded if many processes create and cancel timers frequently (especially when using the SMP emulator).


I'm not sure if that applies to send_interval/{2,3} as well, or quite how many "many" means there - I guess it's probably "a really large number", but perhaps somebody could jump in here?

But if so, and if you expect heavy traffic with an interval like this on every WS connection, an alternative might be to create a loop to send the message using send_after/3 instead of using the timer module. I.e. the process which handles Msg could call erlang:send_after( Time, self(), Msg ) when it's done its other work. Working out which process does that would depend on your app design - it might work to just do it in the process which handles the message you're sending, or you might need another process.

Cheers
i



On 23/09/2017 11:21, Palanikumar Gopalakrishnan wrote:
Hi lgor Clark,
                       Thanks for the help.  yes you  are correct. Its there any way to send message to websocket using timer:apply_interval/4. I didn't find any examples.




On 23 September 2017 at 15:47, Igor Clark <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi Palanikumar,

It looks like you're passing the erlang:start_timer/3 arguments to timer:apply_interval/4:

    erlang:start_timer(Time, Dest, Msg)

vs

    apply_interval(Time, Module, Function, Arguments)

erlang:start_timer/3 sends Msg to Dest after Time ms; timer:apply_interval/4 calls Module:Function(Arguments) every Time ms.

So the error message is telling you that the function timer:apply_interval/3 you're trying to call doesn't exist.

HTH,
Igor


On 23/09/2017 10:50, Palanikumar Gopalakrishnan wrote:
Hi Guys,

             I want  to send  message to the front-end via websocket in particular time interval.
So i use timer module for this purpose.
 timer:apply_interval(1000, self(), <<"How' you doin'?">>),


But it returns the following error

15:18:20.558 [error] CRASH REPORT Process <0.570.0> with 0 neighbours crashed with reason: call to undefined function timer:apply_interval(6000, <0.570.0>, <<"How' you doin'?">>)
15:18:20.558 [error] Ranch listener my_cowboy_ws_server terminated with reason: call to undefined function timer:apply_interval(6000, <0.570.0>, <<"How' you doin'?">>)


Its there any way to solve this problem.

I already tried with

erlang:start_timer(60000, self(), <<"How' you doin'?">>)

Its only send message after particular timer. I didn't found method in this module to send message in particular interval.








          

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Warm Regards,

Palanikumar Gopalakrishnan 
Developer




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