using erlang:trace and pman together
Thu Oct 11 17:05:20 CEST 2001
Using Erlang version Erlang (THREADS) (BEAM) emulator version 126.96.36.199
I happened to run in a problem when tracing a process and running the
pman application. For those of you that want to try the same on a
running system: be careful, it may crash your system.
If you start tracing function calls with the following:
then it is expected that the process that traces this Pid
only receives trace messages that relate to a message sent
by Pid or a call to the function gen_server:loop.
That works fine, as long as one doesn't run pman as well.
Starting pman first and then running this tracing results
in a situation in which the tracing process gets all function
calls that the process generates (and that can be quite a lot).
Hence, the system gets slower very quickly and in the end
crashes with a memory overflow.
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