performance.setResourceTimingBufferSize()

The setResourceTimingBufferSize() method sets the desired size of the browser's resource timing buffer which stores the "resource" performance entries.

The specification requires the resource timing buffer initially to be 250 or greater.

To clear the browser's performance resource data buffer, use the Performance.clearResourceTimings() method.

To get notified when the browser's resource timing buffer is full, listen for the resourcetimingbufferfull event.

Syntax

setResourceTimingBufferSize(maxSize)

Parameters

maxSize

A number representing the maximum number of performance entry objects the browser should hold in its performance entry buffer.

Return value

None (undefined).

Examples

Setting a resource timing buffer size

The following call allows 500 "resource" performance entries in the browser's performance timeline.

performance.setResourceTimingBufferSize(500);

If you set the buffer size to a number lower than the amount of current entries in the buffer, no entries will be removed. Instead, to clear the buffer, call Performance.clearResourceTimings().

performance.getEntriesByType("resource").length; // 20
performance.setResourceTimingBufferSize(10);
performance.getEntriesByType("resource").length; // 20

performance.clearResourceTimings();
performance.getEntriesByType("resource").length; // 0

Specifications

Specification
Resource Timing
# dom-performance-setresourcetimingbuffersize

Browser compatibility

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See also