[erlang-questions] erl -heart and Out Of Memory

Alexey Romanov <>
Thu Dec 2 16:41:09 CET 2010


On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 4:51 PM, Steve Vinoski <> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 7:53 AM, Alexey Romanov
> <> wrote:
>> 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?
>
> I've observed numerous OOM conditions under R13 and R14 on Linux but
> have never seen heart killed as well.
>
> --steve
>

Good to know, thanks!


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