SV: Trouble with gen_server

Matthias Lang <>
Tue Mar 28 16:20:35 CEST 2006


Mark Lee writes:

 > Ok, as simple as I can get.
 > 
 > 1> test:start_link().
 > {ok,<0.33.0>}
 > 2> test:test().
 > ** exited: {timeout,{gen_server,call,[test,test]}} **
 > 3> test:test().
 > ** exited: {noproc,{gen_server,call,[test,test]}} **

Your first line starts the server AND LINKS IT TO THE SHELL.

So, when your call fails, your shell process dies. And thus your gen
server must die too.

If you don't want that to happen, don't link the gen_server to the
shell.

Matthias



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