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So, you've got lots of Python code being executed from your Elixir app, and lots of ad-hoc calling of your Python code. On one hand, you want to dynamically scale to manage demand, but at the same time, you don't want to accidentally crash your application by starting too many Python processes. So... what what's a frazzled developer gotta do to save himself some headache? The key problem that we are trying to solve here pooling, which is the the management of limited resources kept at the ready for any ad-hoc requests for usage.