[erlang-questions] Optimal way to restrict a ram_copies table to N entries

Thomas Lindgren <>
Thu Jun 28 22:13:01 CEST 2007


--- Scott Lystig Fritchie <>
wrote:


> (*) Unless you're also truly paranoid, in which case
> you will suspect
> that make_ref() will also give you duplicates. 
> That's pretty far on
> the paranoid end of the spectrum, since belief in
> focused cosmic rays
> disrupting your RAM is may be nearby on the same
> spectrum.

Is it paranoid to wonder what might happen if you
store a ref (or pid) in a disk table, then restart?
:-) I'm not sure what sort of uniqueness guarantees
Erlang makes, to be honest.

(RAM is best protected by tinfoil, by the way.)

Best,
Thomas



       
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