[erlang-questions] Why Beam.smp crashes when memory is over?
Mon Nov 9 00:25:17 CET 2009
On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 1:57 PM, Jayson Vantuyl <> wrote:
> In general, I believe the heartbeat functionality (i.e. erl -heart) is
> supposed to handle this by letting it crash and restarting the whole
Yes, the design philosophy of Erlang is that your application should be
stateless aside from things residing in dets tables or other external,
Following the fail early, fail often approach, Erlang recovers from an out
of memory condition by crashing the entire Erlang intrepreter, restarting it
via heartbeat, and reloading your application.
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