what OS support is needed?

Luke Gorrie <>
Mon Oct 16 10:32:12 CEST 2000

Ulf Wiger <> writes:

> On Sat, 14 Oct 2000, Vlad Dumitrescu wrote:
> >While waiting for the port (thanks, Sean - how can I help?), I am
> >wondering what are the minimal OS capabilities needed for running a
> >minimal Erlang?
> >
> >A memory manager is needed, a file system for the code module and a
> >TCP/IP stack an associated stuff for communicating. But further than
> >that?
> Actually, you don't need a file system, as long as you can talk to an
> erlang node on a machine that does have a file system; then you can
> load code over the network. Mnesia can also operate in diskless mode.
> See erl -man erl, specifically the flags '-loader' and '-hosts'.

And you don't need a tcp/ip stack either, just an ethernet driver and
Tobbe's erlang implementation of tcp/ip:



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