erl.exe dies but werl.exe does not on both Windows XP and 2008R2 with R14B01

Dave Cottlehuber <>
Fri Mar 4 11:57:27 CET 2011

On 4 March 2011 23:53, Dave Cottlehuber <> wrote:
> Hallo,
> There are 2 issues I've identified - VM crash & VM hang. Both occur
> within a CouchDB build of erlang, on various windows variants. This
> email covers the crash only. It is easy to reproduce:
> Install CouchDB 1.0.1 or a more recent build from
> and curl.exe from
> open command prompt and change to couchdb/bin folder.
> set erl=erl
> couchdb.bat
> & run this script until erlang dies (watch the erl console scroll
> by!). On my 2 testbeds this takes less than a minute to occur - just
> 25 curls.

Sorry; key point is that running with werl.exe instead will run
successfully for days.
More info on the original issue is available at

Thanks again.

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