[erlang-questions] how message size effects performance

Cliff Moon <>
Fri Feb 20 18:23:13 CET 2009


Does anyone have or know of a good breakdown of how message size affects 
performance, particularly remote messages?  I've heard conflicting 
reports from people about how the Erlang VM deals with messages that 
have a high byte count (large binaries, etc).  Some people say that the 
VM will handle large messages cleanly and in a performant manner, while 
others have told me that large messages tend to degrade the performance 
of the entire VM.  I could run benchmarks, but to save me the time does 
anyone have any sort of data on this?



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