What is the puropose of the value of actionlib_status_frequency?

asked 2019-08-22 09:40:06 -0500

Does anyone knows why the status topic publishes server's state machine messages at 5Hz? I had tested small and high values (up to 60s) and I couldn't notice any misbehavior on both sides (client/server). In my test I compared multiple frequency values for status topic when:

  1. I send a goal,
  2. then wait a bit and I send a second goal,
  3. cancel all goals,
  4. wait a bit and send a third goal and
  5. wait for result

What would be the effect of setting the actionlib_status_frequency to 1hr?

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