[erlang-questions] Lost messages

kiszl <>
Mon Jul 27 12:49:13 CEST 2009

So you are basically sending a message to a non-existent process, and this
message gets "lost". Given that you find this a problem, where would you
expect the "lost" message to arrive at?


> It is said that send message is safe. But I count the problem of lost
> message.
> The situation is like this:
> 1. I use a ets table to store all process to be communicated.
> 2. But those process will terminated with some cases.
> 3. In case of one process is terminated but still not reflected to the ets
> table, send message to this process happened sametimes. It seems the
> message is send, but it can not reach since the process is termiated and
> the message is lost.
> Anyone knows how to solve this problem?
> ĐěĎč George Xu
> Mobile Internet Service Lab, Lonovo Corp. Research China
> Tel:86-10-58866181
> E-mail:
> No.6 Shang Di West Road, Haidian District,
> Beijing, 100085
> P.R.China

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