Golang Context Cancelled On Goroutine

Mar 22, 2021  ·  ~1min read
Notes #context #golang #goroutine

Golang’s request context is automatically be done when passed on goroutine, and its parents goroutine is already done.

package main

import (

func foo(ctx context.Context) {
	ctx, cancel := context.WithTimeout(ctx, 60*time.Second)
	defer cancel()

	req, _ := http.NewRequestWithContext(ctx,
		http.MethodGet, "https://google.com", nil)

	_, err := http.DefaultClient.Do(req)

	log.Println(err) // Get "https://google.com": context canceled

func main() {
	http.HandleFunc("/", func(w http.ResponseWriter, r *http.Request) {
		go foo(r.Context())
	}) // context will be done when it reaches here

	http.ListenAndServe(":8888", nil)
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