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

Matthias Radestock <>
Thu May 31 10:54:50 CEST 2007

Matthias Lang wrote:

> 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}},

As an aside, *why* is the error message so obscure? It looks a bit like 
a "raw" error_logger event. Is that because of some unfortunate startup 
sequencing, i.e. the network sub-system gets started before the 
error_logger has been properly initialised?


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