[erlang-questions] Sockets and linking processes

Scott Lystig Fritchie <>
Sun Sep 24 08:34:40 CEST 2006

>>>>> "lc" == Liam Clarke <> writes:

lc> I've linked A and B, but what I'm wondering is if A fails, which
lc> will kill B also, if B's socket is still open, will it close it
lc> gracefully or will it leave the remote end hanging?

All driver ports owned by a process are automatically closed when the
owning process exits.  Gen_tcp and gen_udp use driver ports, too, so
yes, B's sockets will be closed when B dies.


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