javascript – Combination of async function + await + setTimeout

I am trying to use the new async features and I hope solving my problem will help others in the future. This is my code which is working:

  async function asyncGenerator() {
    // other code
    while (goOn) {
      // other code
      var fileList = await listFiles(nextPageToken);
      var parents = await requestParents(fileList);
      // other code
    }
    // other code
  }

  function listFiles(token) {
    return gapi.client.drive.files.list({
      'maxResults': sizeResults,
      'pageToken': token,
      'q': query
    });
  }

The problem is, that my while loop runs too fast and the script sends too many requests per second to the google API. Therefore I would like to build a sleep function which delays the request. Thus I could also use this function to delay other requests. If there is another way to delay the request, please let me know.

Anyway, this is my new code which does not work. The response of the request is returned to the anonymous async function within the setTimeout, but I just do not know how I can return the response to the sleep function resp. to the initial asyncGenerator function.

  async function asyncGenerator() {
    // other code
    while (goOn) {
      // other code
      var fileList = await sleep(listFiles, nextPageToken);
      var parents = await requestParents(fileList);
      // other code
    }
    // other code
  }

  function listFiles(token) {
    return gapi.client.drive.files.list({
      'maxResults': sizeResults,
      'pageToken': token,
      'q': query
    });
  }

  async function sleep(fn, par) {
    return await setTimeout(async function() {
      await fn(par);
    }, 3000, fn, par);
  }

I have already tried some options: storing the response in a global variable and return it from the sleep function, callback within the anonymous function, etc.

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