September 28, 2019

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handling 1M websockets connections in Go

repo name eranyanay/1m-go-websockets
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language Go
size (curr.) 24 kB
stars (curr.) 4051
created 2019-02-10
license GNU Affero General Public License v3.0

Going Infinite, handling 1M websockets connections in Go

This repository holds the complete implementation of the examples seen in Gophercon Israel talk, 2019.

Going Infinite, handling 1 millions websockets connections in Go / Eran Yanay — [ Video | Slides ]

It doesnt intend or claim to serve as a better, more optimal implementation than other libraries that implements the websocket protocol, it simply shows a set of tools, all combined together to demonstrate a server written in pure Go that is able to serve more than a million websockets connections with less than 1GB of ram.


This repository demonstrates how a very high number of websockets connections can be maintained efficiently in Linux

Everything is written in pure Go

Each folder shows an example of a server implementation that overcomes various issues raised by the OS, by the hardware or the Go runtime itself, as shown during the talk. is a wrapper to running multiple instances using Docker. See content of the script for more details of how to use it. is a wrapper to stop all running clients.

A single client instance can be executed by running go run client.go -conn=<# connections to establish>

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