2018-11-12 18:00


given are the following 2 functions.

func main() {
    index := int(0)

    for {
        index = (index + 1) % 86400 // Max interval: 1 day
        time.Sleep(1 * time.Second)

func Loop(index int) {
    if index%10 == 0 {
        go doSomething...

I want to execute something every 10/60/3600 seconds. So I thought an incrementing index with modulo should do this.

But what I noticed (especially on high traffic servers) that it appears to skip some of that loops.

I looked in my logs and sometimes there is something every 10 seconds but sometimes there is a gap up to 1 minute.

Does anybody know why this is happening?

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  • duanqiao1949 duanqiao1949 3年前

    I'd recommend using a time.Ticker to perform some action every N seconds. That way, you use built-in timers and only wake the CPU when something needs to be done. Even if the CPU is not heavily used, time.Sleep and a for loop is not the most reliable way to schedule tasks. For example (from the link above):

    package main
    import (
    func main() {
        ticker := time.NewTicker(time.Second)
        defer ticker.Stop()
        done := make(chan bool)
        go func() {
            time.Sleep(10 * time.Second)
            done <- true
        for {
            select {
            case <-done:
            case t := <-ticker.C:
                fmt.Println("Current time: ", t)
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