Mnesia is overloaded ?

Sean Hinde Sean.Hinde@REDACTED
Wed Jul 26 13:42:41 CEST 2000

It also makes a big difference whether you have dump_log_load_regulation set
to true or false. If true, the dumper process runs much more slowly which
will make the error report more likely, If false the dumper runs at full
speed but the emulator itself can pause noticably while it waits for lots of
disc intensive bifs to complete.

I tend to run with it set to true as I need to guarantee read response


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ulf Wiger [mailto:etxuwig@REDACTED]
> Sent: 26 July 2000 11:51
> To: Mickael Remond
> Cc: erlang-questions@REDACTED
> Subject: Re: Mnesia is overloaded ?
> On 25 Jul 2000, Mickael Remond wrote:
> >
> >When trying to store a lot of data in Mnesia, I get the 
> following message:
> >
> >  ** ERROR ** Mnesia is overloaded: {dump_log,write_threshold}
> >
> >What does it mean ?
> >
> >In fact, it seems that the data are correctly stored in the 
> database, so maybe
> >an error recovery process has been triggered, but ... I don't known 
> The error message is generated when a log dump has been triggered
> before the previous one completed. Mnesia can handle this, but it's a
> warning that a backlog is beginning to pile up.
> If those error messages keep popping up, you may be working your way
> into a fatal overload situation. However, if your application stops
> writing to mnesia, or at least slows down, mnesia will catch up.
> /Uffe
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