[erlang-bugs] Erlang can completely hang FreeBSD 7.1

Kenji Rikitake <>
Thu Feb 5 04:27:15 CET 2009


Building Erlang R12B5 WITHOUT SMP support (i.e., NO --enable-smp-support)
no longer causes crash on my machine. (w/port gcc34, HiPE enabled.)

FYI
Kenji Rikitake

In the message <>
dated Thu, Feb 05, 2009 at 10:37:07AM +0900,
Kenji Rikitake <> writes:
> The hanging bug was confirmed on FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE on Panasonic CF-Y5, with:
> CPU: Genuine Intel(R) CPU L2400  @ 1.66GHz (1662.51-MHz 686-class CPU)
> 
> This bug was reproducible either Erlang R12B5 port was built on
> gcc-3.4.6 (port gcc34) and gcc-4.2.1 (stock cc for 7.x), with HiPE.
> 
> The system hangs with no response, no crash dump, only powercycling
> helps.
> 
> Kenji Rikitake
> 
> In the message <>
> dated Mon, Feb 02, 2009 at 03:22:29AM -0800,
> Sergey S <> writes:
> > I've found that such a freeze is a result of the following Erlang call
> > in the escript.erl:
> > 
> > net_kernel:start([test_node, shortnames])
> > 
> > This call make it possible to do RPC's to another Erlang nodes from escript.
> > 
> > This bug never happens under Linux to me (I used Archlinux for testing).



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