[erlang-questions] Access to shared resources!!

Richard Andrews <>
Mon May 25 05:16:01 CEST 2009

> Hi comunity, I have a little curiosity...
> How to access to shared resources with Erlang code?

Send a message to a process which represents or controls the shared resource. eg. external programs are controlled by a port process; sockets are controlled by a socket process; a data cache is stored in a cache process.

All access (read, write, change) to a shared resource is serialised through the controller process mailbox.

Do you have a particular type of shared resource that is of concern? Concrete examples are easier.

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