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Ability to change retry() params from the task?

See original GitHub issue


I would like to know if it’d be possible to be able to update the times argument of the retry() from the task? For instance, I would like to be able to increase the interval value as the attempt count increases or trim down the attempt count to 0 when a particular error occurred (in order to avoid unnecessary doomed attempts).


var opts = {
    times: 3,
    interval: 500

async.retry(opts, function (callback) {
    someCall(function(err) {
        if (err) {
            switch (err.code) {
                case 'Code1':
                    opts.interval += 500; // Increases the interval for next attempt
                    return callback(err);
                case 'Code2':
                    opts.times = 0; // Avoid other attempts
                    return callback(err);
                    return callback(err);

}, function (err) {
    // Some code

Any idea or workaround?


Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 8 years ago
  • Comments:5

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

aearlycommented, Jun 9, 2016

I think the behavior added in #1161 should be good enough for now.

aearlycommented, May 12, 2016

Hmmn, perhaps we could make the retry opts more polymorphic – if you pass an array for the interval, it uses those numbers for each delay interval in sequence.

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