[erlang-questions] limit on ets:select/3

Henning Diedrich <>
Tue Apr 6 18:43:55 CEST 2010

I tried a couple of searches for a bit, looks like No to me.

Just for curiosity, what is the use of the limit you tried?


Ulf Wiger wrote:
> By chance, I stumbled upon this particular limitation in ets:select/3:
> ** exception exit: badarg
>      in function  ets:select/3
>         called as ets:select(16400,[{{'$1'},[],['$1']}],628091364)
> It seems as if the upper bound for the select limit is 134217727,
> that is, no bignums accepted.
> It's not a practical problem in my case, and I can feel that it's
> justified, but is it documented anywhere?
> BR,
> Ulf W

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