[erlang-questions] Re: limited error_logger dump (vm crashes because of generating dump)
Wed Sep 22 02:34:43 CEST 2010
On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 9:35 AM, Max Lapshin <> wrote:
> It is a workaround, but it isn't applicable for me. I'd better remove
> all logging from erlang, than use structure, which is several times
I've run into the same problem as you. In my case, I have a web application
that has _very large_ files (> 700MB) posted to it. My application reads
the entire request body as a binary and passes it around. While developing
there would be causes where I would have a bad case match or some other
error . This would cause SASL to attempt to print out the entire binary,
which, obviously, did not go so well. It would cause a massive spike in
memory and typically I would have to kill the VM.
Eventually, I ironed out all the bugs (well, the ones I know about anyways
:) ), and it's since been a distant memory. However, I remember thinking "I
wish I had a way to tell SASL to abbreviate the output."
The format_status callback looks useful for certain situations...I really
need to sit down and read through the canonical docs.
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