[erlang-bugs] epmd floods my errors.log

Sergey Samokhin <>
Tue Aug 3 16:05:41 CEST 2010

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

pid of epmd isn't changed and I have only one epmd running.

Every "erl -sname foo -run init stop" adds one "epmd running - daemon
= 1" to the errors.log

Steps to reproduce are quite easy (have just tested on clear virtual machine)

1. Install Erlang R13B04
2. Do "erl -sname foo -run init stop" N times
3. Take a look at "sudo cat /var/log/errors.log"; you will see N "epmd
running - daemon = 1" messages

Sergey Samokhin

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