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Fixes to the graceful shutdown example #2552

merged 4 commits into from Jan 13, 2021

Fixes to the graceful shutdown example #2552

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@averageflow averageflow commented Nov 11, 2020

…ce before the if statement on graceful shutdown

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@averageflow averageflow changed the title Change error comparison to use errors.Is() and add a line of whitespa… Fixes to the graceful shutdown example Nov 11, 2020
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averageflow commented Nov 11, 2020

As stated in the Shutdown function of http.Server:

// When Shutdown is called, Serve, ListenAndServe, and
// ListenAndServeTLS immediately return ErrServerClosed. Make sure the
// program doesn't exit and waits instead for Shutdown to return.

In the graceful shutdown example, the program would exit with log.Fatalf thus preventing the graceful shutdown.

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averageflow commented Jan 1, 2021

A project as Gin that is so loved, should really have some more active maintainers.. Can anyone give a comment on this?

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hooman96 commented Jan 12, 2021

gin needs additional wrapper for graceful shutdown! Currently, we only have Run() but there should be an additional function like RunGracefully() for such cases.

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lgtm, thanks!

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tarupo commented Jan 26, 2021

@averageflow Sorry to border you, I just curious about why use errors.Is(...) but not using !errors.Is(...). Isn't it will ignore other errors? For example, I started 2 services on the same port(like 8080). And I will not get any errors message printed out, 2 services are still running but no errors are printed. It just looks like nothing going wrong. I think this is kind of weird.

	go func() {
		if err := srv.ListenAndServe(); err != nil && errors.Is(err, http.ErrServerClosed) {
			log.Printf("listen: %s\n", err)

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averageflow commented Jan 26, 2021

@tarupo to be quite honest, I have altered the example to fit my needs and have a better solution. You also should not run things on the same port.

here are my utility functions:

const (
	GracefulShutdownRequestGraceSeconds = 10

// ListenAndServeGoRoutine will initiate the listen and serve of the wanted *http.Server and
// respond with a log when the server must be closed.
func ListenAndServeGoRoutine(srv *http.Server) {
	err := srv.ListenAndServe()
	if err != nil && errors.Is(err, http.ErrServerClosed) {
		log.Println("Gracefully closing server..")

// TerminationSignalWatcher will wait for interrupt signal to gracefully shutdown
// the server with a timeout of x seconds.
func TerminationSignalWatcher(srv *http.Server) {
	// Make a channel to receive operating system signals.
	quit := make(chan os.Signal, 1)

	signal.Notify(quit, syscall.SIGINT, syscall.SIGTERM, syscall.SIGABRT)
	log.Println("Shutting down server, because of received signal..")

	// The context is used to inform the server it has x seconds to finish
	// the request it is currently handling
	ctx, cancel := context.WithTimeout(

	err := srv.Shutdown(ctx)
	if err != nil {
		log.Fatal("Server forced to shutdown:", err)

	defer cancel()

	log.Println("Server exiting..")

and how you could call them in your main:

srv := &http.Server{
  ReadTimeout:  10 * time.Second,
  WriteTimeout: 30 * time.Second,
  IdleTimeout:  100 * time.Second,
  Addr:         ":7001",
  Handler:      router,

// Initialize the server in a goroutine so that
// it won't block the graceful shutdown handling below
go ListenAndServeGoRoutine(srv)


I feel like this is a better example of how you could get it to work, and can recommend it for everyone. I have this working wonderfully in production for several applications.

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averageflow commented Jan 26, 2021

@thinkerou maybe you can find some time to add my fonds to the example code and explanation.. i think it is a nicer and cleaner solution. But yes, Go and Gin are already providing you with the puzzle pieces, but i think it is nice for us to showcase it to newcomers

RK-GCP added a commit to RK-GCP/gin that referenced this pull request Mar 18, 2021
* Revert "Adding ppc64le architecture support on travis-ci (gin-gonic#2538)" (gin-gonic#2602)

* test: fixed the TestUnixSocket test on windows (gin-gonic#2595)

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* gin mode unknown: show available mode (gin-gonic#2567)

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* fix error gin support min Go version (gin-gonic#2584)

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* Fixes to the graceful shutdown example (gin-gonic#2552)

* Change error comparison to use errors.Is() and add a line of whitespace before the if statement on graceful shutdown

* Change from log.Fatalf to log.Printf to ensure the graceful shutdown actually works

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* basic auth: fix timing oracle (gin-gonic#2609)

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* chore: Deleted spaces (gin-gonic#2622)

* Remove the tedious named return value (gin-gonic#2620)

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