A Golang implemented Redis Server and Cluster. Go 语言实现的 Redis 服务器和分布式集群

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Godis is a golang implementation of Redis Server, which intents to provide an example of writing a high concurrent middleware using golang.

Key Features:

  • Support string, list, hash, set, sorted set
  • Multi Database and SELECT command
  • TTL
  • Publish/Subscribe
  • GEO
  • AOF and AOF Rewrite
  • MULTI Commands Transaction is Atomic and Isolated. If any errors are encountered during execution, godis will rollback the executed commands
  • Server-side Cluster which is transparent to client. You can connect to any node in the cluster to access all data in the cluster.
    • MSET, DEL command is supported and atomically executed in cluster mode
    • Rename, RenameNX command is supported within slot in cluster mode
    • MULTI Commands Transaction is supported within slot in cluster mode
  • Concurrent Core, so you don't have to worry about your commands blocking the server too much.

If you could read Chinese, you can find more details in My Blog.

Get Started

You can get runnable program in the releases of this repository, which supports Linux and Darwin system.


You could use redis-cli or other redis client to connect godis server, which listens on on default mode.

The program will try to read config file path from environment variable CONFIG.

If environment variable is not set, then the program try to read redis.conf in the working directory.

If there is no such file, then the program will run with default config.

cluster mode

Godis can work in cluster mode, please append following lines to redis.conf file

peers localhost:7379,localhost:7389 // other node in cluster
self  localhost:6399 // self address

We provide node1.conf and node2.conf for demonstration. use following command line to start a two-node-cluster:

CONFIG=node1.conf ./godis-darwin &
CONFIG=node2.conf ./godis-darwin &

Connect to a node in the cluster to access all data in the cluster:

redis-cli -p 6399

Supported Commands

See: commands.md



Go version:1.16

System: macOS Catalina 10.15.7

CPU: 2.6GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7

Memory: 16 GB 2667 MHz DDR4

Performance report by redis-benchmark:

PING_INLINE: 87260.03 requests per second
PING_BULK: 89206.06 requests per second
SET: 85034.02 requests per second
GET: 87565.68 requests per second
INCR: 91157.70 requests per second
LPUSH: 90334.23 requests per second
RPUSH: 90334.23 requests per second
LPOP: 90334.23 requests per second
RPOP: 90415.91 requests per second
SADD: 90909.09 requests per second
HSET: 84104.29 requests per second
SPOP: 82918.74 requests per second
LPUSH (needed to benchmark LRANGE): 78247.26 requests per second
LRANGE_100 (first 100 elements): 26406.13 requests per second
LRANGE_300 (first 300 elements): 11307.10 requests per second
LRANGE_500 (first 450 elements): 7968.13 requests per second
LRANGE_600 (first 600 elements): 6092.73 requests per second
MSET (10 keys): 65487.89 requests per second

Todo List

  • Multi Command
  • Watch Command and CAS support
  • Stream support
  • RDB file loader
  • Master-Slave mode
  • Sentinel

Read My Code

If you want to read my code in this repository, here is a simple guidance.

  • project root: only the entry point
  • config: config parser
  • interface: some interface definitions
  • lib: some utils, such as logger, sync utils and wildcard

I suggest focusing on the following directories:

  • tcp: the tcp server
  • redis: the redis protocol parser
  • datastruct: the implements of data structures
    • dict: a concurrent hash map
    • list: a linked list
    • lock: it is used to lock keys to ensure thread safety
    • set: a hash set based on map
    • sortedset: a sorted set implements based on skiplist
  • database: the core of storage engine
    • server.go: a standalone redis server,
    • db.go: the basement function of database
    • exec.go: the gateway of database
    • router.go: the command table
    • keys.go: handlers for keys commands
    • string.go: handlers for string commands
    • list.go: handlers for list commands
    • hash.go: handlers for hash commands
    • set.go: handlers for set commands
    • sortedset.go: handlers for sorted set commands
    • pubsub.go: implements of publish / subscribe
    • aof.go: implements of AOF persistence and rewrite
    • geo.go: implements of geography features
    • sys.go: authentication and other system function
    • transaction.go: local transaction
  • cluster:
    • cluster.go: entrance of cluster mode
    • com.go: communication within nodes
    • del.go: atomic implementation of delete command in cluster
    • keys.go: keys command
    • mset.go: atomic implementation of mset command in cluster
    • multi.go: entrance of distributed transaction
    • pubsub.go: pub/sub in cluster
    • rename.go: rename command in cluster
    • tcc.go: try-commit-catch distributed transaction implementation
  • aof: AOF persistence


This project is licensed under the GPL license.

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