[erlang-questions] monitor and failure detectors

Scott Lystig Fritchie <>
Tue Jun 8 03:00:26 CEST 2010


Johan Montelius <> wrote:

jw> If a sequence of messages is potentially lost from A to B and B is
jw> monitoring A the B will receive a DOWN-noconnection message. The
jw> DOWN message is delivered to B after the last message that was
jw> reliably delivered and before any message sent after the potentially
jw> lost sequence of messages.

IIRC, that's the current behavior, described in "Programming Distributed
Erlang Applications: Pitfalls and Recipes" by H. Nilsson &
L-Ã. Fredlund, ACM Erlang Workshop, 2007.

-Scott


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