sends don't block, right?
Richard A. O'Keefe
Thu Feb 26 00:52:58 CET 2004
Shawn Pearce <spearce@REDACTED> wrote:
Nah. I'm not that worried about it. It was easier to email the list
and get a response from someone like yourself who knows Erlang better
than I, than to run a node for hours trying to fill up main memory until
the node crashes. When you have a full 1 GB of RAM available to the node
its gonna take a while to run that test case I posted.
In UNIX, it's dead easy and dead quick to find out what happens when
a process runs out of memory. Use
% ulimit -v N
where N is the number of kilobytes you want to limit the program's
virtual memory to. See also the -d and -s options.
In the C shell, use limit/datasize/stacksize/memorysize instead
A great way of checking whether C programs check the result of malloc()...
Set the limit to something smallish, and watch the wreckage fly.
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