Spring WebFlux : reactor meltdown - slow responses

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Michel Breevoort

WebFlux is the reactive web framework for Spring. The programming model is easy but using it could be cumbersome if you don’t know the consequences when used incorrectly. This post will show what the consequences are when the reactive-stack is not used correctly. It will answer the question: why is my (health) endpoint sometimes so slow?

TL DR; Don’t block the event loop

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