[erlang-questions] VM silently exits

Steve Vinoski <>
Thu Jul 29 06:42:27 CEST 2010


On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 6:54 PM, Andrei Soroker <> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 1:29 PM, Steve Vinoski <> wrote:
>> With R13B04 running on Montavista Linux, I've seen a few cases
>> recently where the Erlang VM simply exits without any log messages,
>> crash dumps, or coredumps. It appears to happen only after days of
>> running under load, making it hard to reproduce and investigate.
>
> We've seen something similar once when we hit the atom table limit.
> The fact that the exit occurs after some time of happy running might
> be indicative of a hard limit being reached, and as far as I remember,
> the nature of that kind of exit could be somewhat ungallant.

Good idea, I'll try to check for this sort of thing.

thanks,
--steve


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