MongoDB Golang driver can now talk to Unix Domain Sockets

in #utopian-io2 years ago


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Replaced every net.TCPAddr and net.TCPConn with their generic interface types net.Addr and net.Conn. Added socket recognition to the URI-parser.

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Thanks for the contribution, @unixfriend! Great communication on the PR and some great work, keep it up! Would be great if, for future contributions, you could give a little bit more information (for people who aren't familiar with the project) about the project itself, why the added feature is valuable etc.

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Thanks for your feedback @amosbastian.

I append some info about the project to this comment.

mgo is the database driver for MongoDB for the Golang programming language.
The given driver could only connect to IP addresses and was hard-coded to do so. In many setups the application which likes to query the database, and the database management system are on the same system - so they can use Unix Domain Sockets to communicate. Often this feature is overlooked by many administrators.

Unix Domain Sockets have several advantages:

  • up to 30x faster than the loopback interface
  • you don't have to remember port numbers - easy recognition because they have ASCII names
  • it's a file on the filesystem - so Unix ACLs (owner / group + modes) apply

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