[erlang-bugs] Erlang shell hangs

John Hughes <>
Sat Feb 10 14:45:02 CET 2007

Start the Erlang shell from the command line. Type




The shell hangs. It's not consuming CPU, just hanging.


This behaviour depends on the shell state. Start the shell and type the TWO





and BOTH commands work. That's why it's important to run the first command
in a freshly started shell, to reproduce the bug.


Perhaps something to do with dynamically expanding the process heap?


I'm using a fresh download of R11B-3 under Windows XP, but the bug has been
there at least since version 5.4.12 of the shell.





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