[erlang-bugs] crashes when running two servers with the same name

Matthias Lang <>
Thu May 31 10:10:04 CEST 2007

Denys Rtveliashvili writes:

 > I experience crashes whenever I run two "erl" processes with the
 > same name.

"Doctor, doctor, it hurts whenever I stick a pencil in my eye."

"Well, don't do that then".

You are not allowed to start two erlang nodes with the same name. The
error message tells you this in a fairly obscure way. They key is this
part of the error message:

  {error_logger,{{2007,5,31},{10,7,28}},"Protocol: ~p: register error: ~p~n",["inet_tcp",{{badmatch,{error,duplicate_name}},


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