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map# message [-interval sec] [-health value]

The map# message command creates a message which contains the given text. The message is kept in memory until it expires.

Messages might be appended to files if the message tag matches one of the patterns contained in the value of the -store map option and if the value -f the -path map option is not empty.

Messages are used to report statistics or events. Every message is automatically augmented with a time-stamp. However, many statistics or events are bound to a time interval. 

The -interval option allows specifying such a time interval in seconds. The interval value is set to 0 if this option is missing.

Messages can also be used to influence the health of the map. The value of the -health option must be in the range of -100..100 and indicates a negative or positive health change. 

The exact computation of the health of the map uses these indications to derive a new health value whenever the map ticks. 

The health value is be set to 0 if this option is missing.



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