[erlang-questions] How to analyse why (w)erl.exe is not starting?
Mon Sep 27 17:24:48 CEST 2010
Is Windows Error Reporting enabled on the box?
My guess is that werl.exe/erl.exe are crashing before they've had a chance
to set up the emulator crash dump infrastructure (but hopefully after all
the dll loading is done) in which case a minidump might help.
If I'm not mistaken, the official windows OTP binary installer has a
sub-directory with debug versions of werl.exe/erl.exe and corresponding
symbol files (werl.pbg/erl.pdb). You could try copying these to your
server, then triggering the creation of a minidump using WER (which you
could copy from the temp directory before it's sent to Microsoft), then
finally analyse the call-stack using VS.
(Don't know if WER configuration for win2k3 is the same as for XP)
- Edmond -
On Mon, 27 Sep 2010 05:49:34 +1000, Boris Mühmer
> 2010/9/26 Koener Antoine <>:
>> Look for 'depends.exe', this is the windows 'ldd' command.
>> You'll spot which dll is missing if any.
>> You can also try 'procmon' from sysinternals, this is the [sl]trace fro
> I know both tools, but I didn't want to copy them over to that server.
> Somehow I hoped there would be an easier way to track down this
> - boris
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