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CURLOPT_STREAM_WEIGHT(3) curl_easy_setopt options CURLOPT_STREAM_WEIGHT(3)
CURLOPT_STREAM_WEIGHT - set numerical stream weight
CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_STREAM_WEIGHT, long
Set the long weight to a number between 1 and 256.
When using HTTP/2, this option sets the individual weight for this
particular stream used by the easy handle. Setting and using weights
only makes sense and is only usable when doing multiple streams over
the same connections, which thus implies that you use
This option can be set during transfer and will then cause the updated
weight info get sent to the server the next time an HTTP/2 frame is
sent to the server.
See section 5.3 of RFC 7540 for protocol details:
Streams with the same parent should be allocated resources
proportionally based on their weight. So if you have two streams going,
stream A with weight 16 and stream B with weight 32, stream B will get
two thirds (32/48) of the available bandwidth (assuming the server can
send off the data equally for both streams).
If nothing is set, the HTTP/2 protocol itself will use its own default
which is 16.
CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
CURL *curl2 = curl_easy_init(); /* a second handle */
curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "https://example.com/one");
curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_STREAM_WEIGHT, 10L);
/* the second has twice the weight */
curl_easy_setopt(curl2, CURLOPT_URL, "https://example.com/two");
curl_easy_setopt(curl2, CURLOPT_STREAM_WEIGHT, 20L);
/* then add both to a multi handle and transfer them! */
Added in 7.46.0
Returns CURLE_OK if the option is supported, and CURLE_UNKNOWN_OPTION
libcurl 7.68.0 April 17, 2018 CURLOPT_STREAM_WEIGHT(3)