gen_server with a dict vs mnesia table vs ets
Thu Jan 28 14:00:39 CET 2010
I'm building an erlang server.
Users sends http requests to the server to update their status.
The http request process on the server saves the user status message in
Every minute the server sends all messages to a remote server and clear
If a user update his status several times in a minute, the last message
overrides the previous one.
It is important that between reading all the messages and clearing them
no other process will
be able to write a status message.
What is the best way to implement it?
1. gen_server with a dict. The key will be the userid. dict:store/3
will update or create the status. The gen_server solves the
2. mnesia table with ram_copies. Handle transactions and I don't
need to implement a gen_server. Is there too much overhead with this
3. ETS table which is more light weight and have a gen_server. Is it possible to do the transaction in ETS? To lock the table between
reading all the messages and clearing them?
More information about the erlang-questions