pri queue manager/attached .erl file - spawned process exitin g

Chandrashekhar Mullaparthi Chandrashekhar.Mullaparthi@REDACTED
Fri Apr 19 17:45:45 CEST 2002

Vance has pointed out why your infinite recursion isn't working. On windows,
when you start an erlang shell, sasl isn't automatically started.

At the command line, start the sasl application


5> qmpri:start([1,2,3,4]). 
Queue: [1,2,3,4]
=CRASH REPORT==== 19-Apr-2002::16:49:39 ===
    pid: <0.55.0>
    registered_name: []
    error_info: {undef,[{qm,qm,[[1,2,3,4]]},{proc_lib,init_p,5}]}
    initial_call: {qm,qm,[[1,2,3,4]]}
    ancestors: [<0.33.0>]
    messages: []
    links: []
    dictionary: []
    trap_exit: false
    status: running
    heap_size: 233
    stack_size: 23
    reductions: 83


-----Original Message-----
From: Sameer Pendse [mailto:sameerp@REDACTED]
Sent: 19 April 2002 15:22
To: Vance Shipley; Ulf Wiger; erlang-questions@REDACTED
Subject: pri queue manager/attached .erl file - spawned process exiting


i have attached qmpri.erl which implements priority message processing using
time-outs. same problem here is that the spawned process exits/dies quietly,
pman seems to indicate a badarg situation - but that is not getting thrown
to console.

1. c(qmpri).
2. Qm=qmpri:start([1,2,3,4]).
3. qmpri:testdeq(Qm). % this just waits because pid=Qm has vanished

can you advise on why qmpri:qm/1 is quitting out of infinite recursion in
the absence of a stop message?


-----Original Message-----
From: Vance Shipley [mailto:vances@REDACTED]
Sent: Friday, April 19, 2002 7:13 PM
To: Sameer Pendse
Cc: Ulf Wiger; erlang-questions@REDACTED
Subject: Re: no badarg thrown by spawned process - quiet ext

On Fri, 19 Apr 2002, Sameer Pendse wrote:
>in a spawned process, if i do a io:format("...~w",L) where L is
>a list, then my spawned process exits without a badarg error. if
>i put the L in a [L], it works fine. if i do the badop in a
>top-level process, i do get the badarg error.

Since the secord argument to io:format/2 is supposed to be a list
if you pass it a list as you say the behaviour will depend on what
is in that list.  It may even work:

9> L = [foo].
10> io:format("...~w~n", L).

I tried a couple things and they all gave me a badarg.
What is in your list?


Vance Shipley
Motivity Telecom Inc.
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