2/3/2016 - 12:41 AM

Abstract wrapper to allow connection pools

Abstract wrapper to allow connection pools

type InitFunction func() (interface{}, error)

type ConnectionPoolWrapper struct {
	size int
	conn chan interface{}

 Call the init function size times. If the init function fails during any call, then
 the creation of the pool is considered a failure.
 We call the same function size times to make sure each connection shares the same
func (p *ConnectionPoolWrapper) InitPool(size int, initfn InitFunction) error {
	// Create a buffered channel allowing size senders
	p.conn = make(chan interface{}, size)
	for x := 0; x < size; x++ {
		conn, err := initfn()
		if err != nil {
			return err

		// If the init function succeeded, add the connection to the channel
		p.conn <- conn
	p.size = size
	return nil

func (p *ConnectionPoolWrapper) GetConnection() interface{} {
	return <-p.conn

func (p *ConnectionPoolWrapper) ReleaseConnection(conn interface{}) {
	p.conn <- conn

var dbPool = &ConnectionPoolWrapper{}