[erlang-questions] Stopping spawned process

Robert Virding <>
Sun Nov 29 17:24:06 CET 2009

When Erlang dies the stdin of the spawned process will be closed. If the
spawned process checks its stdin it should be able to detect that Erlang has
died (or the port has been closed).


2009/11/29 Max Lapshin <>

> Yes, Erlang is poor in handling forked processes.
> It is hard to kill spawned process, impossible to get its stderr,
> impossible to chain
> processes via pipe();
> However, there is still no warranty even with Java that child process
> will be killed.
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