[erlang-questions] Adding a second supervisor / gen_server to an application?

Armando Di Cianno armando.dicianno@REDACTED
Tue Nov 23 19:18:19 CET 2010

On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 1:15 PM, Jesper Louis Andersen
<jesper.louis.andersen@REDACTED> wrote:
> Build a tree of supervisors.

/me facepalm at my own question

The obviousness of this completely alluded me. Thanks!


> On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 7:12 PM, Armando Di Cianno
> <armando.dicianno@REDACTED> wrote:
>> I have an application (behavior) implemented that starts a supervisor,
>> which takes care of starting the server/s (gen_server). This server
>> accepts many connections, and I believe I generally have the
>> supervisor <-> gen_server interaction laid out correctly.
>> I would like to add a second server to the application, and for it to
>> have it's own supervisor. The second server will be cleaning up
>> garbage the first server/s creates, so there only needs to be one.
>> Is a call to a second supervisor:start_link() normal or "ok" to add to
>> applicaiton:start()? I'm guessing the answer is no, since the return
>> value from application start is the {ok, Pid} from the first
>> supervisor.
>> Thanks for any input,
>> __armando
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