[erlang-questions] Out of memory and garbage collection

Jeroen Koops <>
Thu Jan 22 13:00:45 CET 2009


Hi,

I have a simple question: In Java, it is guaranteed that, before an
OutOfMemoryException it thrown, all possible garbage collection has been
done. So, out of memory really means out of memory.

Does a similar guarantee hold for Erlang as well? Or is it possible for the
system to terminate with an out of memory error while garbage collection
could have freed more memory?

Thanks,

Jeroen
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