erl -heart and Out Of Memory

Alexey Romanov <>
Thu Dec 2 13:53:35 CET 2010


I've found some old posts saying that when the VM crashes because of
an Out Of Memory error, the entire process group is killed --
including the 'heart' process -- and therefore the VM won't restart
even though it's started by 'erl -heart'. 1) Is this still the case in
R14B? 2) If yes, is there a good workaround?

Yours, Alexey Romanov


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