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Version 5 of the Ruby Redis gem removes Redis.current

Redis.current will be removed without replacement in redis-rb 5.0.
Version 4.6.0 adds deprecation warnings for Redis.current and Redis.current=.

If your application still uses Redis.current, you can only fix it by no longer using it. Here is how. when you need it

You can easily instantiate a Redis client when you need it.

There is probably already a constant like REDIS_URL that you use to configure Sidekiq or similar. So just use that one.

Copy REDIS_URL).get('example') # instead of Redis.current.get('example')

The performance impact of instantiating is negligible.
You may obviously assign that to a local or instance variable, if you want to.

Test support

If you access Redis in tests, I suggest introducing a helper method. Example for RSpec:

module RedisHelpers def redis @redis ||= REDIS_URL) end end RSpec.configure do |config| config.include(RedisHelpers) end

Your Tests may then say redis.get('example').

But I still want to use a global

While not suggested, you can obviously still use a global object.

$redis = REDIS_URL)

That way, it's at least clear that $redis is a shared global state.


If your code uses threads, or if you're using a multi-threadeded web server like Puma, sharing $redis that way means all threads use a single Redis connection and must wait for each other Archive . The old Redis.current used one connection per thread. To do that yourself, a bulky Thread.current[:redis] should work but you have to initialize it per thread which may or may not be cumbersome in your case.

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