[erlang-questions] Millions of processes?

Valentin Micic <>
Wed Sep 24 15:32:31 CEST 2008

I do not understand *why* do we even compare ERLANG processes with POSIX
threads? What is the connection??


-----Original Message-----
[mailto:] On Behalf Of Ulf Wiger (TN/EAB)
Sent: 24 September 2008 11:39 AM
To: Alex Arnon
Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] Millions of processes?

Alex Arnon skrev:
> Also:
> "... because it is, frankly, stupid to have large numbers of threads. "
>  Dear oh dear.

...but let's all remember that there's a big difference between
erlang processes and POSIX threads. Threads share memory, so there's
no isolation at all. I'd hate to debug a misbehaving application
where hundreds of thousand threads all have unconstrained access to
all data.

Ulf W
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