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testing: incorrect comment about max number of simultaneous goroutines running with -race flag #45193

pkositsyn opened this issue Mar 23, 2021 · 1 comment


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@pkositsyn pkositsyn commented Mar 23, 2021

What version of Go are you using (go version)?

go version go1.16 darwin/amd64

Does this issue reproduce with the latest release?


What operating system and processor architecture are you using (go env)?

go env Output

What did you do?

Run a program with -race flag exceeding max number of goroutines

What did you expect to see?

Expected to see a limit of 8192 as pointed out here

// The race detector kills the program if it exceeds 8192 concurrent goroutines,

What did you see instead?

race: limit on 8128 simultaneously alive goroutines is exceeded, dying

I don't know whether this number is system-specific or not, but it is exactly 8128 for darwin/amd64 and linux/arm64 at least.

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@gopherbot gopherbot commented Mar 23, 2021

Change mentions this issue: testing: update permitted number of -race goroutines

@gopherbot gopherbot closed this in 29ed12d Mar 24, 2021
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