[erlang-bugs] rpc to local node ignores timeout

Ulf Wiger <>
Fri Jun 8 14:06:37 CEST 2012

Heh! Very nice. :)


On 8 Jun 2012, at 13:09, Richard Carlsson wrote:

> 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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Ulf Wiger, Co-founder & Developer Advocate, Feuerlabs Inc.

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