class Thread::Backtrace

An internal representation of the backtrace. The user will never interact with objects of this class directly, but class methods can be used to get backtrace settings of the current session.

Public Class Methods

Thread::Backtrace::limit → integer click to toggle source

Returns maximum backtrace length set by --backtrace-limit command-line option. The defalt is -1 which means unlimited backtraces. If the value is zero or positive, the error backtraces, produced by Exception#full_message, are abbreviated and the extra lines are replaced by ... 3 levels...

$ ruby -r net/http -e "p Thread::Backtrace.limit; Net::HTTP.get(URI('http://wrong.address'))"
- 1
.../lib/ruby/3.1.0/socket.rb:227:in `getaddrinfo': Failed to open TCP connection to wrong.address:80 (getaddrinfo: Name or service not known) (SocketError)
    from .../lib/ruby/3.1.0/socket.rb:227:in `foreach'
    from .../lib/ruby/3.1.0/socket.rb:632:in `tcp'
    from .../lib/ruby/3.1.0/net/http.rb:998:in `connect'
    from .../lib/ruby/3.1.0/net/http.rb:976:in `do_start'
    from .../lib/ruby/3.1.0/net/http.rb:965:in `start'
    from .../lib/ruby/3.1.0/net/http.rb:627:in `start'
    from .../lib/ruby/3.1.0/net/http.rb:503:in `get_response'
    from .../lib/ruby/3.1.0/net/http.rb:474:in `get'
.../lib/ruby/3.1.0/socket.rb:227:in `getaddrinfo': getaddrinfo: Name or service not known (SocketError)
    from .../lib/ruby/3.1.0/socket.rb:227:in `foreach'
    from .../lib/ruby/3.1.0/socket.rb:632:in `tcp'
    from .../lib/ruby/3.1.0/net/http.rb:998:in `connect'
    from .../lib/ruby/3.1.0/net/http.rb:976:in `do_start'
    from .../lib/ruby/3.1.0/net/http.rb:965:in `start'
    from .../lib/ruby/3.1.0/net/http.rb:627:in `start'
    from .../lib/ruby/3.1.0/net/http.rb:503:in `get_response'
    from .../lib/ruby/3.1.0/net/http.rb:474:in `get'
    from -e:1:in `<main>'

$ ruby --backtrace-limit 2 -r net/http -e "p Thread::Backtrace.limit; Net::HTTP.get(URI('http://wrong.address'))"
2
.../lib/ruby/3.1.0/socket.rb:227:in `getaddrinfo': Failed to open TCP connection to wrong.address:80 (getaddrinfo: Name or service not known) (SocketError)
    from .../lib/ruby/3.1.0/socket.rb:227:in `foreach'
    from .../lib/ruby/3.1.0/socket.rb:632:in `tcp'
     ... 7 levels...
.../lib/ruby/3.1.0/socket.rb:227:in `getaddrinfo': getaddrinfo: Name or service not known (SocketError)
    from .../lib/ruby/3.1.0/socket.rb:227:in `foreach'
    from .../lib/ruby/3.1.0/socket.rb:632:in `tcp'
     ... 7 levels...

$ ruby --backtrace-limit 0 -r net/http -e "p Thread::Backtrace.limit; Net::HTTP.get(URI('http://wrong.address'))"
0
.../lib/ruby/3.1.0/socket.rb:227:in `getaddrinfo': Failed to open TCP connection to wrong.address:80 (getaddrinfo: Name or service not known) (SocketError)
     ... 9 levels...
.../lib/ruby/3.1.0/socket.rb:227:in `getaddrinfo': getaddrinfo: Name or service not known (SocketError)
     ... 9 levels...
static VALUE
backtrace_limit(VALUE self)
{
    return LONG2NUM(rb_backtrace_length_limit);
}