[erlang-bugs] epmd floods my errors.log

Michael Santos <>
Tue Aug 3 15:44:27 CEST 2010

On Mon, Aug 02, 2010 at 02:19:02PM +0400, Sergey Samokhin wrote:

> Every time I do "erl -sname foo" or just "epmd -daemon" I see this
> message written to errors.log:

> Aug  2 13:22:13 myhost epmd: epmd: epmd running - daemon = 1
> Usually my errors.log is full of these messages, which aren't actually
> errors. It looks like loglevel for these messages is wrong.

> There was similar letter some month ago:
> http://www.erlang.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?4:sss:50616:201004:gpmnkdkhkkmnlcghliek#b

Is the pid of the epmd process changing? Do you have more than one
epmd running? Check ps and netstat for port 4369.

For example, I can reproduce this behaviour by running "epmd" in one
shell and trying to start a second epmd in another shell.

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