Untimely garbage collection

Sean Hinde <>
Sun Jul 14 22:56:26 CEST 2002


> Suddenly this has stopped working.  My C drivers are
> seizing when they run out of binaries, and all of the
> binaries have a refc of 3:  one for the driver that
> "owns" the binary, and one for each gen_server process.

I had this problem once when developing my (now abandoned - mnesia got even
better :) ) SQL driver. The solution turned out to be sipmly that I was
testing from the shell which also retained the binaries in it's result
history!

Otherwise binaries got GC'd very quickly and I could rely on the refc no
problem.

Sean



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