What can cause erlang to hang, if all I'm using are gen_tcp and and standard libs?
Mon Feb 6 08:41:53 CET 2006
Seeing the code would help a lot, and also knowing whether there are any
differences between "some runs" and the rest of them.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Zack Brannigan" <>
Sent: Monday, February 06, 2006 6:21 AM
Subject: What can cause erlang to hang, if all I'm using are gen_tcp and and
> I have three processes: one that uses a gen_tcp socket
> to communicate with a remote server using telnet,
> another that receives socket updates from the first,
> and a third that's merely diagnostic (counting 1,2,3
> every second).
> During some runs of my program, I reach a point where
> evidently erlang hangs completely. The third process,
> which does not communicate in any way with the other
> two, stops counting.
> If there's a dead lock between the first two, why
> should it affect the third?
> I encountered this problem using the latest versions
> of OTP (R10B9) under winXP Pro and under Linux (OTP
> compiled from source).
> Can anyone help me figure this out? Thank you.
> -- Zack
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