I have an application that is using the
upper.io/db package for communication with a Mongo database server (which is a fairly simple wrapper around
gopkg.in/mgo.v2). The way the application works is that it creates a session in the main thread on start-up, and then each individual go routine that needs to make requests to the mongo server calls
Clone on the session and does a
defer session.Close on the resulting value. As far as I can tell, this is all standard operating procedure.
This setup works without any errors in our development environments where we are either using a locally run MongoDB or a sandbox instance on MongoLab. Recently we promoted the application up to our staging environment where we have the application talking to a Shared Cluster instance of MongoDB on MongoLab (the cheapest 15$ option). This is where the weirdness starts happening. The /first/ request that goes through (from the first go-routine that gets invoked) comes back with the expected response, but the subsequent ones all return
read tcp <ip address>:47112: i/o timeout
This happens both from our local development machines pointed at the cluster or from the AWS host for the staging environment. Since the Mongo cluster is from Mongolabs I am going to assume that they've configured everything correctly on their end.
The code is somewhat boring TBH: It literally just opens the session in the main function and maintains a reference to it, and then there are multiple goroutines with this basic structure:
sess := session.Clone() defer sess.Close() // make requests to Mongo
During testing, I even restricted it to run only one thing at once (i.e. only one goroutine is active at any given time), and it still fails in the same fashion.
Has anybody run into this before? Do I need to configure upper.io/db in a specific fashion? Maybe use mgo directly? I am at my wits end with this :(