[erlang-questions] Sockets and linking processes

Liam Clarke <>
Sun Sep 24 11:35:28 CEST 2006

Thanks to you both, that makes my error handling a lot easier.


Liam Clarke
On 9/24/06, Scott Lystig Fritchie <> wrote:
> >>>>> "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.
> -Scott
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