[erlang-questions] scanning the process list every few seconds

Lev Walkin <>
Sun Nov 2 09:16:31 CET 2008


Ulf, how about suggesting your own "Extended Process Registry for 
Erlang" as a supplementary material? Isn't it any good? How relevant do 
you consider it is now?

http://www.erlang.se/workshop/2007/proceedings/02wiger.pdf

Ulf Wiger wrote:
> What information are you after?
> 
> With any luck, you can get the information you need without polling
> all processes, using erlang:system_monitor/2:
> 
> http://www.erlang.org/doc/man/erlang.html#erlang:system_monitor-2
> 
> BR,
> Ulf W
> 
> 2008/11/2 Joel Reymont <>:
>> Is it feasible to scan the process list every few seconds to grab the
>> process info? I'm thinking 30-50K processes.
>>
>> Has anyone done this before?
>>
>> I'm trying to identify the bottleneck in my poker server and I can't
>> think of any other approach.
>>
>>        Thanks, Joel
>>
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>> wagerlabs.com
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