Interface BackOff

  • All Known Implementing Classes:
    ExponentialBackOff, FixedBackOff
    Functional Interface:
    This is a functional interface and can therefore be used as the assignment target for a lambda expression or method reference.

    public interface BackOff
    Provide a BackOffExecution that indicates the rate at which an operation should be retried.

    Users of this interface are expected to use it like this:

     BackOffExecution exec = backOff.start();
     // In the operation recovery/retry loop:
     long waitInterval = exec.nextBackOff();
     if (waitInterval == BackOffExecution.STOP) {
         // do not retry operation
     else {
         // sleep, e.g. Thread.sleep(waitInterval)
         // retry operation
    Once the underlying operation has completed successfully, the execution instance can be simply discarded.
    Stephane Nicoll
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