node Module

Since Origin / Contributor Maintainer Source
2014-12-22 Zeroday Zeroday node.c

The node module provides access to system-level features such as sleep, restart and various info and IDs.

node.bootreason()

Returns the boot reason and extended reset info.

The first value returned is the raw code, not the new "reset info" code which was introduced in recent SDKs. Values are:

  • 1, power-on
  • 2, reset (software?)
  • 3, hardware reset via reset pin
  • 4, WDT reset (watchdog timeout)

The second value returned is the extended reset cause. Values are:

  • 0, power-on
  • 1, hardware watchdog reset
  • 2, exception reset
  • 3, software watchdog reset
  • 4, software restart
  • 5, wake from deep sleep
  • 6, external reset

In general, the extended reset cause supercedes the raw code. The raw code is kept for backwards compatibility only. For new applications it is highly recommended to use the extended reset cause instead.

In case of extended reset cause 3 (exception reset), additional values are returned containing the crash information. These are, in order, EXCCAUSE, EPC1, EPC2, EPC3, EXCVADDR, and DEPC.

Syntax

node.bootreason()

Parameters

none

Returns

rawcode, reason [, exccause, epc1, epc2, epc3, excvaddr, depc ]

Example

_, reset_reason = node.bootreason()
if reset_reason == 0 then print("Power UP!") end

node.chipid()

Returns the ESP chip ID.

Syntax

node.chipid()

Parameters

none

Returns

chip ID (number)

node.compile()

Compiles a Lua text file into Lua bytecode, and saves it as .lc file.

Syntax

node.compile("file.lua")

Parameters

filename name of Lua text file

Returns

nil

Example

file.open("hello.lua","w+")
file.writeline([[print("hello nodemcu")]])
file.writeline([[print(node.heap())]])
file.close()

node.compile("hello.lua")
dofile("hello.lua")
dofile("hello.lc")

node.dsleep()

Enters deep sleep mode, wakes up when timed out.

The maximum sleep time is 4294967295us, ~71 minutes. This is an SDK limitation. Firmware from before 05 Jan 2016 have a maximum sleeptime of ~35 minutes.

Caution

This function can only be used in the condition that esp8266 PIN32(RST) and PIN8(XPD_DCDC aka GPIO16) are connected together. Using sleep(0) will set no wake up timer, connect a GPIO to pin RST, the chip will wake up by a falling-edge on pin RST.

Syntax

node.dsleep(us, option)

Parameters

  • us number (integer) or nil, sleep time in micro second. If us == 0, it will sleep forever. If us == nil, will not set sleep time.

  • option number (integer) or nil. If nil, it will use last alive setting as default option.

    • 0, init data byte 108 is valuable
    • > 0, init data byte 108 is valueless
    • 0, RF_CAL or not after deep-sleep wake up, depends on init data byte 108
    • 1, RF_CAL after deep-sleep wake up, there will be large current
    • 2, no RF_CAL after deep-sleep wake up, there will only be small current
    • 4, disable RF after deep-sleep wake up, just like modem sleep, there will be the smallest current

Returns

nil

Example

--do nothing
node.dsleep()
--sleep μs
node.dsleep(1000000)
--set sleep option, then sleep μs
node.dsleep(1000000, 4)
--set sleep option only
node.dsleep(nil,4)

node.flashid()

Returns the flash chip ID.

Syntax

node.flashid()

Parameters

none

Returns

flash ID (number)

node.flashsize()

Returns the flash chip size in bytes. On 4MB modules like ESP-12 the return value is 4194304 = 4096KB.

Syntax

node.flashsize()

Parameters

none

Returns

flash size in bytes (integer)

node.heap()

Returns the current available heap size in bytes. Note that due to fragmentation, actual allocations of this size may not be possible.

Syntax

node.heap()

Parameters

none

Returns

system heap size left in bytes (number)

node.info()

Returns NodeMCU version, chipid, flashid, flash size, flash mode, flash speed.

Syntax

node.info()

Parameters

none

Returns

  • majorVer (number)
  • minorVer (number)
  • devVer (number)
  • chipid (number)
  • flashid (number)
  • flashsize (number)
  • flashmode (number)
  • flashspeed (number)

Example

majorVer, minorVer, devVer, chipid, flashid, flashsize, flashmode, flashspeed = node.info()
print("NodeMCU "..majorVer.."."..minorVer.."."..devVer)

node.input()

Submits a string to the Lua interpreter. Similar to pcall(loadstring(str)), but without the single-line limitation.

Attention

This function only has an effect when invoked from a callback. Using it directly on the console does not work.

Syntax

node.input(str)

Parameters

str Lua chunk

Returns

nil

Example

sk:on("receive", function(conn, payload) node.input(payload) end)

See also

node.output()

node.output()

Redirects the Lua interpreter output to a callback function. Optionally also prints it to the serial console.

Caution

Do not attempt to print() or otherwise induce the Lua interpreter to produce output from within the callback function. Doing so results in infinite recursion, and leads to a watchdog-triggered restart.

Syntax

node.output(function(str), serial_debug)

Parameters

  • output_fn(str) a function accept every output as str, and can send the output to a socket (or maybe a file).
  • serial_debug 1 output also show in serial. 0: no serial output.

Returns

nil

Example

function tonet(str)
  sk:send(str)
end
node.output(tonet, 1)  -- serial also get the lua output.
-- a simple telnet server
s=net.createServer(net.TCP)
s:listen(2323,function(c)
   con_std = c
   function s_output(str)
      if(con_std~=nil)
         then con_std:send(str)
      end
   end
   node.output(s_output, 0)   -- re-direct output to function s_ouput.
   c:on("receive",function(c,l)
      node.input(l)           -- works like pcall(loadstring(l)) but support multiple separate line
   end)
   c:on("disconnection",function(c)
      con_std = nil
      node.output(nil)        -- un-regist the redirect output function, output goes to serial
   end)
end)

See also

node.input()

node.readvdd33() --deprecated

Moved to adc.readvdd33().

node.restart()

Restarts the chip.

Syntax

node.restart()

Parameters

none

Returns

nil

node.restore()

Restores system configuration to defaults using the SDK function system_restore(), which is described in the documentation as:

Reset default settings of following APIs: wifi_station_set_auto_connect, wifi_set_phy_mode, wifi_softap_set_config related, wifi_station_set_config related, wifi_set_opmode, and APs’ information recorded by #define AP_CACHE.

Syntax

node.restore()

Parameters

none

Returns

nil

Example

node.restore()
node.restart() -- ensure the restored settings take effect

node.setcpufreq()

Change the working CPU Frequency.

Syntax

node.setcpufreq(speed)

Parameters

speed constant 'node.CPU80MHZ' or 'node.CPU160MHZ'

Returns

target CPU frequency (number)

Example

node.setcpufreq(node.CPU80MHZ)

node.stripdebug()

Controls the amount of debug information kept during node.compile(), and allows removal of debug information from already compiled Lua code.

Only recommended for advanced users, the NodeMCU defaults are fine for almost all use cases.

Syntax

node.stripdebug([level[, function]])

Parameters

  • level
    • 1, don't discard debug info
    • 2, discard Local and Upvalue debug info
    • 3, discard Local, Upvalue and line-number debug info
  • function a compiled function to be stripped per setfenv except 0 is not permitted.

If no arguments are given then the current default setting is returned. If function is omitted, this is the default setting for future compiles. The function argument uses the same rules as for setfenv().

Returns

If invoked without arguments, returns the current level settings. Otherwise, nil is returned.

Example

node.stripdebug(3)
node.compile('bigstuff.lua')

See also

node.compile()

node.osprint()

Controls whether the debugging output from the Espressif SDK is printed. Note that this is only available if the firmware is build with DEVELOPMENT_TOOLS defined.

Syntax

node.osprint(enabled)

Parameters

  • enabled This is either true to enable printing, or false to disable it. The default is false.

Returns

Nothing

Example

node.osprint(true)

node.random()

This behaves like math.random except that it uses true random numbers derived from the ESP8266 hardware. It returns uniformly distributed numbers in the required range. It also takes care to get large ranges correct.

It can be called in three ways. Without arguments in the floating point build of NodeMCU, it returns a random real number with uniform distribution in the interval [0,1). When called with only one argument, an integer n, it returns an integer random number x such that 1 <= x <= n. For instance, you can simulate the result of a die with random(6). Finally, random can be called with two integer arguments, l and u, to get a pseudo-random integer x such that l <= x <= u.

Syntax

node.random() node.random(n) node.random(l, u)

Parameters

  • n the number of distinct integer values that can be returned -- in the (inclusive) range 1 .. n
  • l the lower bound of the range
  • u the upper bound of the range

Returns

The random number in the appropriate range. Note that the zero argument form will always return 0 in the integer build.

Example

print ("I rolled a", node.random(6))

node.egc module

node.egc.setmode()

Sets the Emergency Garbage Collector mode. The EGC whitepaper provides more detailed information on the EGC.

Syntax

node.egc.setmode(mode, [param])

Parameters

  • mode
    • node.egc.NOT_ACTIVE EGC inactive, no collection cycle will be forced in low memory situations
    • node.egc.ON_ALLOC_FAILURE Try to allocate a new block of memory, and run the garbage collector if the allocation fails. If the allocation fails even after running the garbage collector, the allocator will return with error.
    • node.egc.ON_MEM_LIMIT Run the garbage collector when the memory used by the Lua script goes beyond an upper limit. If the upper limit can't be satisfied even after running the garbage collector, the allocator will return with error.
    • node.egc.ALWAYS Run the garbage collector before each memory allocation. If the allocation fails even after running the garbage collector, the allocator will return with error. This mode is very efficient with regards to memory savings, but it's also the slowest.
  • level in the case of node.egc.ON_MEM_LIMIT, this specifies the memory limit.

Returns

nil

Example

node.egc.setmode(node.egc.ALWAYS, 4096) -- This is the default setting at startup. node.egc.setmode(node.egc.ON_ALLOC_FAILURE) -- This is the fastest activeEGC mode.

node.task module

node.task.post()

Enable a Lua callback or task to post another task request. Note that as per the example multiple tasks can be posted in any task, but the highest priority is always delivered first.

If the task queue is full then a queue full error is raised.

Syntax

node.task.post([task_priority], function)

Parameters

  • task_priority (optional)
    • node.task.LOW_PRIORITY = 0
    • node.task.MEDIUM_PRIORITY = 1
    • node.task.HIGH_PRIORITY = 2
  • function a callback function to be executed when the task is run.

If the priority is omitted then this defaults to node.task.MEDIUM_PRIORITY

Returns

nil

Example

for i = node.task.LOW_PRIORITY, node.task.HIGH_PRIORITY do 
  node.task.post(i,function(p2)
    print("priority is "..p2)
  end) 
end      

prints

priority is 2
priority is 1
priority is 0