Golang - What is channel buffer size?

I’m trying to create an asynchronous channel and I’ve been looking at http://golang.org/ref/spec#Making_slices_maps_and_channels.

c := make(chan int, 10)         // channel with a buffer size of 10

What does it mean that the buffer size is 10? What specifically does the buffer size represent/limit?

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The buffer size is the number of elements that can be sent to the channel without the send blocking. By default, a channel has a buffer size of 0 (you get this with make(chan int) ). This means that every single send will block until another goroutine receives from the channel. A channel of buffer size 1 can hold 1 element until sending blocks, so you’d get

c := make(chan int, 1)
c <- 1 // doesn't block
c <- 2 // blocks until another goroutine receives from the channel

Refer: stackoverflow.com