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package internal
import (
// A Once will perform a successful action exactly once.
// Unlike a sync.Once, this Once's func returns an error
// and is re-armed on failure.
type Once struct {
m sync.Mutex
done uint32
// Do calls the function f if and only if Do has not been invoked
// without error for this instance of Once. In other words, given
// var once Once
// if once.Do(f) is called multiple times, only the first call will
// invoke f, even if f has a different value in each invocation unless
// f returns an error. A new instance of Once is required for each
// function to execute.
// Do is intended for initialization that must be run exactly once. Since f
// is niladic, it may be necessary to use a function literal to capture the
// arguments to a function to be invoked by Do:
// err := config.once.Do(func() error { return config.init(filename) })
func (o *Once) Do(f func() error) error {
if atomic.LoadUint32(&o.done) == 1 {
return nil
// Slow-path.
defer o.m.Unlock()
var err error
if o.done == 0 {
err = f()
if err == nil {
atomic.StoreUint32(&o.done, 1)
return err