[erlang-questions] Wondering on active TCP socket

Nahuel Greco <>
Thu Aug 12 16:00:24 CEST 2010

On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 10:51 AM, Kaiduan Xie <> wrote:
> For this case, I think that the flow control of underlying OS TCP
> stack will kick in, and the sender can not send more packets. How the
> system can be flooded with messages in erlang?

The flow control of the TCP stack will not kick in, because the OS
process (the Erlang VM) already consumed the data from the TCP
incoming buffer, that consumed data will sit in the controlling
process message queue, inside the VM.

Nahuel Greco.

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