[erlang-patches] Fixed gen_stream patch now available
Wed Feb 2 17:13:07 CET 2011
On 01/31/2011 07:12 PM, wrote:
> With special thanks to Tuncer for the git help, I now have a clean
> commit of gen_stream with a fix for the shell_SUITE error. The
> problem that I discovered was there were some leaked internal
> processes which were causing c:i() to fail when listing information
> about active processes. I have added calls to c:i() in the test suite
> to ensure that the problem doesn't recur.
> Since I can't directly observe the shell_SUITE error that you see,
> there may be other issues that remain but a few days of tests
> should bear out any unresolved errors.
> git fetch git://github.com/jaynel/otp.git gen_stream
> commit a2423e4d428151d895ba003183421a14eefbde48
> Author: Jay Nelson<>
> Date: Mon Jan 31 09:42:02 2011 -0800
> Add gen_stream behaviour
> This is a new OTP behaviour designed to serve serial streams
> as an ordered sequence of "blocks" of data. The stream is
> loaded concurrently to a process-striped internal buffer so
> that slow streams such as disk files can be efficiently
> delivered. The internal buffering can be massaged by
> supplying a transform function to manipulate the data blocks
> between the source and the internal buffers to perform
> such tasks as chopping lines of text, compressing /
> decompressing or encrypting / unencrypting.
> The abstraction also allows the creation of functionally
> generated streams and infinite streams. Both of these
> cases allow for continuous streaming without a large
> memory footprint.
> This patch includes a new module in stdlib (gen_stream.erl),
> a new test suite (gen_stream_SUITE.erl) and a new page in
> the documentation (gen_stream.xml).
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I've updated your branch in 'pu'. If there's testcases that fails due to
branch I will let you know :-).
Niclas Axelsson, Erlang/OTP
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