Maintainer: Debian Go Packaging Team <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Uploaders: Dr. Tobias Quathamer <email@example.com>
Build-Depends: debhelper (>= 10),
Description: generic lock-free implementation of the "Token-Bucket" algorithm
The token bucket is an algorithm used in packet switched computer
networks and telecommunications networks. It can be used to check
that data transmissions, in the form of packets, conform to defined
limits on bandwidth and burstiness (a measure of the unevenness
or variations in the traffic flow).
This implementation of the token bucket generalises its applications
beyond packet rate conformance. Hence, the word generic. You can use it
to throttle any flow over time as long as it can be expressed as a
number (bytes/s, requests/s, messages/s, packets/s, potatoes/s,
The lock-free part of the description refers to the lock-free
programming techniques (CAS loop) used in the core Bucket
methods (Take and Put).