Backpressure


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Originally published at: https://purelyfunctional.tv/core-async-patterns/backpressure/
Backpressure is incredibly important in a distrubuted environment. Our servers can face more load than they can handle. Web requests are cheaper to produce than to respond to. The best practice when faced with more requests than you can handle is to immediately respond that you can’t handle it so that you can continue processing the requests you’ve already accepted.