Chapter 4. The Go race detector

Go Toolset includes the Go race detector, which is a tool of the Go standard library for finding race conditions.
Note that the race detector has a significant runtime resource overhead.

4.1. Prerequisites

4.2. Using the Go race detector

Use the Go race detector to check your code for race conditions.

Procedure

To use the race detector, run:

  • On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8:

    $ go build -race -o <output_file> <go_main_package>
    • Replace <output_file> with the name of your executable file and <go_main_package> with the name of the package you want to test.
  • On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9:

    $ go build -race -o <output_file> <go_main_package>
    • Replace <output_file> with the name of your executable file and <go_main_package> with the name of the package you want to test.

4.3. Additional resources