How to 'bypass' the receive timer

Faustin Ngokse <>
Fri Feb 8 16:27:57 CET 2002


Hi Lennart,

Thanx for your hint; that sounds promising. 
I'll go for that and I think all will work fine.
thanks again;

CU

///Faustin


> Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2002 15:35:09 +0100
> From: Lennart Öhman <>
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> Hi Faustin,
> 
> it sounds to me that what you want to do is to start a set a timer
> in the timer process for each handled message which will be followed by
> a second message. Look in stdlib for timer.
> timer:send_after(Time,MessageIWillGetBack) for instance. If you get the
> expected message you either cancel the time-out or program in a way that
> you can ignore it when it eventually arrives.
> 
> I guess the reason for going to a special receive statment (having the
> time-out) is that you need to handled the second message in a context
> dictated by the previous.
> 
> You will achieve this by letting the tail-recursive function having the
> main receive statment have an argument where such relevant parameters
> for that context can be kept.
> 
> /Lennart
> 
> 
> Faustin Ngokse wrote:
> > 
> > Hello erlang friends,
> > 
> > This is my first contribution on this mailing list, I guess I am at the 
right
> > place.
> > I have an erlang process working as server and receiving a lot of messages.
> > Some messages trigger further "receive" with a timer to prevent the process 
from
> > waiting undefinetely.
> > It often happens that the messages destinated to the 'external' receive 
can't be
> > delivered because the timer for the 'internal' receiver is not yet over.
> > This make my server process very very slow.
> > Is there a possibility to influence the message so that messages for the
> > 'external' receive can be delivered while the 'internal' receive is still
> > waiting?
> > Do anybody have another idea how to solve this problem?
> > 
> > Thanx in advance
> > 
> > Faustin
> 
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