Heartbeat strange behaviour!

zabrane Mikael <>
Wed Jun 23 08:23:59 CEST 2010

Hi guys,

While adapting Joe's Web server example at:

to Erlang R13B04 (by changing ERLANG_HEART to HEART_COMMAND, and other minor
on Linux, I was unable to reproduce Joe's server crash test using the
"-heart" flag.

When killing the server's PID, the "heart" process also terminates. Why?
The Heart process is supposed to control the Erlang system ... so why it
stops (or gets killed) too?

Could someone help on that please?

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