[erlang-questions] inspect process mailbox size

Dale Harvey <>
Sat Jan 31 19:36:50 CET 2009


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4> erlang:process_info(self(),[message_queue_len,messages]).
[{message_queue_len,0},{messages,[]}]
5> self()!hello.
hello
6> erlang:process_info(self(),[message_queue_len,messages]).
[{message_queue_len,1},{messages,[hello]}]


2009/1/31 Cliff Moon <>

> is there any way to inspect mailbox size at runtime?  Under load testing
> I'm seeing conditions pop up where a node will go out of control due to
> mailbox growth and it's rather hard to debug the issue post mortem from
> crash dumps.
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