Determining if process is alive on a different node

Joel Reymont <>
Mon Aug 15 21:04:46 CEST 2005


It seems that a link with an unlink should do the trick but a receive  
is needed between the two since link will send EXIT with reason  
noproc if the process does not exist.

What is a good timeout for the receive?

     Thanks, Joel

On Aug 15, 2005, at 8:56 PM, Joel Reymont wrote:

> Folks,
>
> I have a pid but I don't know if it's a local one. How would I  
> determine if the process is alive?



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