error_logger and user memory usage
Fri May 5 13:32:27 CEST 2006
Samuel Rivas writes:
> The problem is that after a certain number (less than 4) of consecutive
> failures my system runs out of memory and starts swapping. The processes
> that seem to be eating the memory are error_logger and user; even after
> stopping the system they use more than 100 M.
Do things improve if you explicitly GC those processes, i.e. call
> I reckon the problem are the verbose error reports that are written in
> the tty (large messages and large states in the crashing gen_servers).
> An easy workaround is removing error_logger_tty_h from the error_logger
> and living with sasl error_handler only.
I'm not sure if this is directly related to your problem, but I had
problems with gigantic error reports swamping my logging system with
relatively useless information. I solved it by writing my own code
to format error reports. The trick is that it limits the length of printouts.
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