TCP interface process crashes with no death cry

BETIS Alexandre <>
Tue May 9 17:34:59 CEST 2006


Hello to all erlangers,

We are using OTP-R10B-3 (yeah, I know, it's not current)
and are witnessing something 'kind of' weird. I was wondering
if this is something that was recently fixed, since I 
have seen in the release notes hints about similar problems.

Here goes: we have a slow non-erlang TCP reader (it is slow because
we are memory-analyzing it), and an erlang writer with big messages. 
Apparently, when we reach the point where TCP buffers are full, the 
erlang writer crashes (which is what we expected). 

The problem is that the erlang process seems to crash without
emitting any 'EXIT' signal. This shucks, because our erlang
code is supposed to act on that. Has anyone ever encountered
something similar and found the pit where the process' death 
cry falls into?

If not, will try to isolate the problem as a test case.

Cheers,

-- Alex


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