[erlang-questions] What does this mean?

Valentin Micic <>
Mon Oct 23 16:06:58 CEST 2006


Similar things were happening (more violently though -- core dump) before, 
when attempting to use binary_to_term for selected binary values.
Could it be that you have a bunch of binary data that you're trying to 
convert back to erlang terms?

V.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mikael Pettersson" <>
To: "Rudolph van Graan" <>
Cc: "Erlang List" <>
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2006 3:42 PM
Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] What does this mean?


> Rudolph van Graan writes:
> > Hey again,
> >
> > Is it possible for a corrupt mnesia table to trigger this error?
> >
> > Rudolph van Graan
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> > On Oct 23, 2006, at 2:24 PM, Mikael Pettersson wrote:
> >
> > > Rudolph van Graan writes:
> > >> 1> TYPE ASSERTION FAILED, file beam/erl_term.c, line 105:
> > >> tag_val_def: 0x18
> > >
> > > It means that you should immediately prepare a bug report
> > > containing at least the version of OTP you're using, the
> > > environment in which it is being run (OS version), the
> > > tools used to compile it (compiler and version), and a
> > > recipe for reproducing the error.
> > >
> > > This message is potentially serious and must be investigated.
>
> The message can be triggered by two different kinds of error:
> 1. A logic error in the BEAM runtime system causing it to access
>   data using type-incorrect accessors.
> 2. Corrupt data that no longer matches the runtime system's
>   expectations.
>
> I don't know enough about mnesia to comment on whether it
> could be the culprit here.
>
> /Mikael
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