[erlang-questions] Change in garbage collector behavior?

Alpár Jüttner <>
Fri May 16 22:50:37 CEST 2008

> 4> B = F(30), ok.
> ok

For me, this 'ok' means that everything is alright with the execution of
F, and also with the assignment of its result to B.

Isn't it possible that the shell somehow wants to pass the result in a
message into another process (and therefore copy it)?


>     %% It hangs here for a short while
> Crash dump was written to: erl_crash.dump
> eheap_alloc: Cannot allocate 17196648072 bytes of memory (of type "heap_frag").
> Aborted
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