[erlang-questions] VM silently exits

Steve Vinoski <>
Thu Jul 29 06:53:30 CEST 2010

On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 11:38 PM, Serge Aleynikov <> wrote:
> Steve,
> I've seen something like this that was memory related.  Adjusting
> 'fullsweep_after' option or setting ERL_FULLSWEEP_AFTER environment variable
> (http://www.erlang.org/doc/man/erlang.html#system_flag-2) helped in our
> case.

Thanks, this is good advice that I hadn't considered.

> Perhaps you should set up a separate watchdog OS process that would monitor
> memory consumption of VM by reading the /proc/PID/stat and logging it every
> N seconds.

Yep, I started something exactly like this running on a testbed yesterday.


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