[erlang-questions] Out of memory and garbage collection

Jeroen Koops koops.j@REDACTED
Thu Jan 22 13:00:45 CET 2009


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?


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