hard limits?

Sean Hinde <>
Tue Oct 26 10:50:58 CEST 1999


I think there is also a 1G RAM limit on the BEAM process, and a 256M limit
for a JAM machine.

Sean

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Klacke [mailto:]
> Sent: 26 October 1999 08:17
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> Subject: hard limits?
> 
> 
> 
> Bob writes:
>  > Aloha,
>  > I've read most everything I could find in the last 
>  > two days, but have not been able to find a document 
>  > discussing the hard limits
>  > of Erlang.
> 
> There exists a large number of hard (or maybe I should say
> semi-hard) limits for the erlang runtime system.
> 
> Just to mention a few:
> Number of processes.
> Number of ports
> Number of ets tables
> Number of open file descriptors
> ....
> 
> As far as I know there are no docs about this at all. Some of 
> the limits
> can be changed by changing a constant in the source, some 
> cannot be changed. Some limits have to do with the underlying OS,
> and some to do with the runtime implementation.
> 
> Which specific limit(s) is it that you are interested in ??
> 
> /klacke
> 



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