[erlang-questions] eheap_alloc problem

Torbjorn Tornkvist tobbe@REDACTED
Wed Nov 8 11:11:40 CET 2006

pronay.biswas@REDACTED wrote:
> Hi,
> We are facing process related issue with our server implemented in 
> Erlang.The Server  stopped running after 5 hrs of  TC(Test case) execution.
> The server stopped with message:
> ...
> eheap_alloc: Cannot allocate 785672 bytes of memory (of type "heap").
> 20856 Abort

You have allocated too much memory.
You probably gor an erl_crash.dump file.
I can recommend to put it into the Erlang crash_dump viewer.
Look for what the system executed when it crashed.
Look for large processes (memmory wise).


> What may be reason for that???
> Thanks and Regards,
> Pronay
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