[erlang-bugs] rpc to local node ignores timeout

Richard Carlsson <>
Fri Jun 8 13:09:33 CEST 2012


This behaviour was unexpected:

   rpc:call(node(), timer, sleep, [infinity], 1000)

should yield {badrpc,timeout} after 1 second, but instead it ignores the 
timeout and waits forever. This is due to an "optimization" in the 
rpc.erl module that uses the function local_call/3 (without timeout) if 
the called node is the same as the local node.

     /Richard


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