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The reactor-pool project aims at providing a generic object pool to reactive application that:

For use-cases where granular control of the release() is needed, the classic path of acquire() is offered, which exposes a PooledRef wrapper to the resource. This also allows access to statistics about the resource lifecycle in the pool.

// given Pool<T> pool
Mono<PooledRef<T>> grabResource = pool.acquire();
//no resource is actually requested yet at this point

//now one resource is requested from the pool asynchronously

//Another example, this time synchronously acquiring, immediately followed up by a release:
PooledRef<T> ref = grabResource.block(); //second subscription requests a second resource
ref.release().block(); //release() is also asynchronous and lazy

For use-cases where the resource itself can be consumed reactively (exposes a reactive API), a scoped mode of acquisition is offered. withPoolable:

//given at DbConnection type and a Pool<DbConnection> pool
pool.withPoolable(resource -> resource
    //we declare using the connection to create a Statement...
    //...then performing a SELECT query...
    .flatMapMany(st -> st.query("SELECT * FROM foo"))
    //...then marshalling the rows to JSON
    .map(row -> rowToJson(row))
    //(all of which need the live resource)
//at this point the rest of the steps are outside the scope
//so the resource can be released
.map(json -> sanitize(json));

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