Thu Jun 14 22:37:17 CEST 2007
Im new to the list, so... hello everyone.
Wanted to ask a question about managing large numbers of very
Ive discovered the hibernate() function, which should prove usefull as
most of the processes I will be using will be asleep for extended
periods of time - minutes, hours and even days, though this sleep will
very often be interrupted.
Im wondering, however, if a process which is hibernating will timeout if
its receive loop has a timeout clause, or whether, once placed into
hibernation, it will remain there until an external process sends it a
My intention was to make processes hibernate after a period of time in
which they receive no messages, and to then wake up after a certain
period of time.
Ive had a look at the timer module, which seems to use ets as a priority
queue. Id rather stick with the built-in timeout mechanism, if possible.
>From what I read, its timer-wheel implementation is very efficient.
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