[erlang-questions] stop supervisor when no children are running

Richard Andrews bbmaj7@REDACTED
Mon May 4 14:03:21 CEST 2009

> Hi, I'm using a supervisor to restart a gen_server if it crashes (using
> transient restart rule). I would like to have the supervisor stop if the
> the gen_server process is stopped normally. Even better would be if the
> erlang process could be terminated (init:stop or similar).
> Is there a way to do this?

You could tell the supervisor's parent to stop it. Then let the gen_server worker get killed off as its supervisor shuts down.

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