[erlang-questions] Erlang Moscow meetup: my speach about protecting system from overload

Garrett Smith <>
Tue Jan 15 15:05:13 CET 2013

Hi Max,

On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 9:46 PM, Max Lapshin <> wrote:
> Some small additions about handling issue of long startup procedure
> http://blog.erlyvideo.org/2013/01/14/long-coldstart/

Great post!

I found it interesting that in your break-down of the problem you were
free to think in terms of autonomic activities -- process orientation.
Some of your language:

- building of initial data
- serving already indexed data
- wait for its status
- accept all incoming requests

Of course you can do this in other languages, but the impedance is
often *much* higher, leaving this sort of approach to the gifted or
very determined. In Erlang it's just what you do!


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