internal/lsp: in degraded mode, limit the workspace to active packages

In my testing, the gopls degraded memory mode (currently set via
"memoryMode": "DegradeClosed") did not save as much memory as expected
due to still type checking all packages in the workspace (even if in
ParseExported mode). It is also annoying to get incomplete results from
references and renaming.

I think we can (and should) fix both problems: don't even consider
packages that aren't 'reachable' via open files, but fully type check
the reverse transitive closure of the packages you're working on. This
CL does exactly that, by swapping out the concept of 'workspace
packages' with 'active packages'.

In testing, this decreased my memory footprint while working on std by
3-4x when compared to normal mode, and 2x when compared to the previous
implementation of DegradeClosed.

It still needs more testing before we move this option out of

For golang/go#46902

Change-Id: I1e319d0b1607d344d27e797ce32de057d7a583f9
Trust: Robert Findley <>
Run-TryBot: Robert Findley <>
gopls-CI: kokoro <>
TryBot-Result: Go Bot <>
Reviewed-by: Rebecca Stambler <>
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Go Tools


This subrepository holds the source for various packages and tools that support the Go programming language.

Some of the tools, godoc and vet for example, are included in binary Go distributions.

Others, including the Go guru and the test coverage tool, can be fetched with go get.

Packages include a type-checker for Go and an implementation of the Static Single Assignment form (SSA) representation for Go programs.


The easiest way to install is to run go get -u You can also manually git clone the repository to $GOPATH/src/

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