通过EXPIRE key seconds命令来设置数据的过期时间。返回1表明设置成功,返回0表明key不存在或者不能成功设置过期时间。在key上设置了过期时间后key将在指定的秒数后被自动删除。被指定了过期时间的key在Redis中被称为是不稳定的。

当key被DEL命令删除或者被SET、GETSET命令重置后与之关联的过期时间会被清除> setex s 20 1
OK> ttl s
(integer) 17> setex s 200 1
OK> ttl s
(integer) 195> setrange s 3 100
(integer) 6> ttl s
(integer) 152> get s
"1 "> ttl s
(integer) 108> getset s 200
"1 "> get s
"200"> ttl s
(integer) -1

使用PERSIST可以清除过期时间> setex s 100 test
OK> get s
"test"> ttl s
(integer) 94> type s
string> strlen s
(integer) 4> persist s
(integer) 1> ttl s
(integer) -1> get s

使用rename只是改了key值> expire s 200
(integer) 1> ttl s
(integer) 198> rename s ss
OK> ttl ss
(integer) 187> type ss
string> get ss



Redis key过期的方式有三种:

  • 被动删除:当读/写一个已经过期的key时,会触发惰性删除策略,直接删除掉这个过期key

  • 主动删除:由于惰性删除策略无法保证冷数据被及时删掉,所以Redis会定期主动淘汰一批已过期的key

  • 当前已用内存超过maxmemory限定时,触发主动清理策略



1、这种删除策略对CPU是友好的,删除操作只有在不得不的情况下才会进行,不会其他的expire key上浪费无谓的CPU时间。

2、但是这种策略对内存不友好,一个key已经过期,但是在它被操作之前不会被删除,仍然占据内存空间。如果有大量的过期键存在但是又很少被访问到,那会造成大量的内存空间浪费。expireIfNeeded(redisDb db, robj key)函数位于src/db.c。

 * Expires API

int removeExpire(redisDb *db, robj *key) {
    /* An expire may only be removed if there is a corresponding entry in the
     * main dict. Otherwise, the key will never be freed. */
    redisAssertWithInfo(NULL,key,dictFind(db->dict,key->ptr) != NULL);
    return dictDelete(db->expires,key->ptr) == DICT_OK;

void setExpire(redisDb *db, robj *key, long long when) {
    dictEntry *kde, *de;

    /* Reuse the sds from the main dict in the expire dict */
    kde = dictFind(db->dict,key->ptr);
    redisAssertWithInfo(NULL,key,kde != NULL);
    de = dictReplaceRaw(db->expires,dictGetKey(kde));

/* Return the expire time of the specified key, or -1 if no expire
 * is associated with this key (i.e. the key is non volatile) */
long long getExpire(redisDb *db, robj *key) {
    dictEntry *de;

    /* No expire? return ASAP */
    if (dictSize(db->expires) == 0 ||
       (de = dictFind(db->expires,key->ptr)) == NULL) return -1;

    /* The entry was found in the expire dict, this means it should also
     * be present in the main dict (safety check). */
    redisAssertWithInfo(NULL,key,dictFind(db->dict,key->ptr) != NULL);
    return dictGetSignedIntegerVal(de);

/* Propagate expires into slaves and the AOF file.
 * When a key expires in the master, a DEL operation for this key is sent
 * to all the slaves and the AOF file if enabled.
 * This way the key expiry is centralized in one place, and since both
 * AOF and the master->slave link guarantee operation ordering, everything
 * will be consistent even if we allow write operations against expiring
 * keys. */
void propagateExpire(redisDb *db, robj *key) {
    robj *argv[2];

    argv[0] = shared.del;
    argv[1] = key;

    if (server.aof_state != REDIS_AOF_OFF)


int expireIfNeeded(redisDb *db, robj *key) {
    mstime_t when = getExpire(db,key);
    mstime_t now;

    if (when < 0) return 0; /* No expire for this key */

    /* Don't expire anything while loading. It will be done later. */
    if (server.loading) return 0;

    /* If we are in the context of a Lua script, we claim that time is
     * blocked to when the Lua script started. This way a key can expire
     * only the first time it is accessed and not in the middle of the
     * script execution, making propagation to slaves / AOF consistent.
     * See issue #1525 on Github for more information. */
    now = server.lua_caller ? server.lua_time_start : mstime();

    /* If we are running in the context of a slave, return ASAP:
     * the slave key expiration is controlled by the master that will
     * send us synthesized DEL operations for expired keys.
     * Still we try to return the right information to the caller,
     * that is, 0 if we think the key should be still valid, 1 if
     * we think the key is expired at this time. */
    if (server.masterhost != NULL) return now > when;

    /* Return when this key has not expired */
    if (now <= when) return 0;

    /* Delete the key */
    return dbDelete(db,key);

 * Expires Commands

/* This is the generic command implementation for EXPIRE, PEXPIRE, EXPIREAT
 * and PEXPIREAT. Because the commad second argument may be relative or absolute
 * the "basetime" argument is used to signal what the base time is (either 0
 * for *AT variants of the command, or the current time for relative expires).
 * unit is either UNIT_SECONDS or UNIT_MILLISECONDS, and is only used for
 * the argv[2] parameter. The basetime is always specified in milliseconds. */
void expireGenericCommand(redisClient *c, long long basetime, int unit) {
    robj *key = c->argv[1], *param = c->argv[2];
    long long when; /* unix time in milliseconds when the key will expire. */

    if (getLongLongFromObjectOrReply(c, param, &when, NULL) != REDIS_OK)

    if (unit == UNIT_SECONDS) when *= 1000;
    when += basetime;

    /* No key, return zero. */
    if (lookupKeyRead(c->db,key) == NULL) {

    /* EXPIRE with negative TTL, or EXPIREAT with a timestamp into the past
     * should never be executed as a DEL when load the AOF or in the context
     * of a slave instance.
     * Instead we take the other branch of the IF statement setting an expire
     * (possibly in the past) and wait for an explicit DEL from the master. */
    if (when <= mstime() && !server.loading && !server.masterhost) {
        robj *aux;


        /* Replicate/AOF this as an explicit DEL. */
        aux = createStringObject("DEL",3);
        addReply(c, shared.cone);
    } else {

void expireCommand(redisClient *c) {

void expireatCommand(redisClient *c) {

void pexpireCommand(redisClient *c) {

void pexpireatCommand(redisClient *c) {

void ttlGenericCommand(redisClient *c, int output_ms) {
    long long expire, ttl = -1;

    /* If the key does not exist at all, return -2 */
    if (lookupKeyRead(c->db,c->argv[1]) == NULL) {
    /* The key exists. Return -1 if it has no expire, or the actual
     * TTL value otherwise. */
    expire = getExpire(c->db,c->argv[1]);
    if (expire != -1) {
        ttl = expire-mstime();
        if (ttl < 0) ttl = 0;
    if (ttl == -1) {
    } else {
        addReplyLongLong(c,output_ms ? ttl : ((ttl+500)/1000));

void ttlCommand(redisClient *c) {
    ttlGenericCommand(c, 0);

void pttlCommand(redisClient *c) {
    ttlGenericCommand(c, 1);

void persistCommand(redisClient *c) {
    dictEntry *de;

    de = dictFind(c->db->dict,c->argv[1]->ptr);
    if (de == NULL) {
    } else {
        if (removeExpire(c->db,c->argv[1])) {
        } else {



先说一下时间事件,对于持续运行的服务器来说,服务器需要定期对自身的资源和状态进行必要的检查和整理,从而让服务器维持在一个健康稳定的状态,这类操作被统称为常规操作(cron job)

在 Redis 中, 常规操作由 redis.c/serverCron 实现, 它主要执行以下操作

  • 更新服务器的各类统计信息,比如时间、内存占用、数据库占用情况等。
  • 清理数据库中的过期键值对。
  • 对不合理的数据库进行大小调整。
  • 关闭和清理连接失效的客户端。
  • 尝试进行 AOF 或 RDB 持久化操作。
  • 如果服务器是主节点的话,对附属节点进行定期同步。
  • 如果处于集群模式的话,对集群进行定期同步和连接测试。

Redis 将 serverCron 作为时间事件来运行, 从而确保它每隔一段时间就会自动运行一次, 又因为 serverCron 需要在 Redis 服务器运行期间一直定期运行, 所以它是一个循环时间事件: serverCron 会一直定期执行,直到服务器关闭为止。

在 Redis 2.6 版本中, 程序规定 serverCron 每秒运行 10 次, 平均每 100 毫秒运行一次。 从 Redis 2.8 开始, 用户可以通过修改 hz选项来调整 serverCron 的每秒执行次数, 具体信息请参考 redis.conf 文件中关于 hz 选项的说明


serverCron是由redis的事件框架驱动的定位任务,这个定时任务中会调用activeExpireCycle函数,针对每个db在限制的时间REDIS_EXPIRELOOKUPS_TIME_LIMIT内迟可能多的删除过期key,之所以要限制时间是为了防止过长时间 的阻塞影响redis的正常运行。这种主动删除策略弥补了被动删除策略在内存上的不友好。


  • 随机测试100个设置了过期时间的key
  • 删除所有发现的已过期的key
  • 若删除的key超过25个则重复步骤1




#define ACTIVE_EXPIRE_CYCLE_SLOW_TIME_PERC 25 /* CPU max % for keys collection */ 
timelimit = 1000000*ACTIVE_EXPIRE_CYCLE_SLOW_TIME_PERC/server.hz/100;




当REDIS运行在主从模式时,只有主结点才会执行上述这两种过期删除策略,然后把删除操作”del key”同步到从结点。



  • volatile-lru:只对设置了过期时间的key进行LRU(默认值)
  • allkeys-lru : 删除lru算法的key
  • volatile-random:随机删除即将过期key
  • allkeys-random:随机删除
  • volatile-ttl : 删除即将过期的
  • noeviction : 永不过期,返回错误当mem_used内存已经超过maxmemory的设定,对于所有的读写请求,都会触发redis.c/freeMemoryIfNeeded(void)函数以清理超出的内存。注意这个清理过程是阻塞的,直到清理出足够的内存空间。所以如果在达到maxmemory并且调用方还在不断写入的情况下,可能会反复触发主动清理策略,导致请求会有一定的延迟。




  • 尽量不要触发maxmemory,最好在mem_used内存占用达到maxmemory的一定比例后,需要考虑调大hz以加快淘汰,或者进行集群扩容。
  • 如果能够控制住内存,则可以不用修改maxmemory-samples配置;如果Redis本身就作为LRU cache服务(这种服务一般长时间处于maxmemory状态,由Redis自动做LRU淘汰),可以适当调大maxmemory-samples。


# Redis calls an internal function to perform many background tasks, like 
# closing connections of clients in timeout, purging expired keys that are 
# never requested, and so forth. 
# Not all tasks are performed with the same frequency, but Redis checks for 
# tasks to perform according to the specified "hz" value. 
# By default "hz" is set to 10. Raising the value will use more CPU when 
# Redis is idle, but at the same time will make Redis more responsive when 
# there are many keys expiring at the same time, and timeouts may be 
# handled with more precision. 
# The range is between 1 and 500, however a value over 100 is usually not 
# a good idea. Most users should use the default of 10 and raise this up to 
# 100 only in environments where very low latency is required. 
hz 10 

# MAXMEMORY POLICY: how Redis will select what to remove when maxmemory 
# is reached. You can select among five behaviors: 
# volatile-lru -> remove the key with an expire set using an LRU algorithm 
# allkeys-lru -> remove any key according to the LRU algorithm 
# volatile-random -> remove a random key with an expire set 
# allkeys-random -> remove a random key, any key 
# volatile-ttl -> remove the key with the nearest expire time (minor TTL) 
# noeviction -> don't expire at all, just return an error on write operations 
# Note: with any of the above policies, Redis will return an error on write 
#       operations, when there are no suitable keys for eviction. 
#       At the date of writing these commands are: set setnx setex append 
#       incr decr rpush lpush rpushx lpushx linsert lset rpoplpush sadd 
#       sinter sinterstore sunion sunionstore sdiff sdiffstore zadd zincrby 
#       zunionstore zinterstore hset hsetnx hmset hincrby incrby decrby 
#       getset mset msetnx exec sort 
# The default is: 
maxmemory-policy noeviction 

# LRU and minimal TTL algorithms are not precise algorithms but approximated 
# algorithms (in order to save memory), so you can tune it for speed or 
# accuracy. For default Redis will check five keys and pick the one that was 
# used less recently, you can change the sample size using the following 
# configuration directive. 
# The default of 5 produces good enough results. 10 Approximates very closely 
# true LRU but costs a bit more CPU. 3 is very fast but not very accurate. 
maxmemory-samples 5

Replication link和AOF文件中的过期处理


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