code_server:call/2 problem?

Fri Mar 18 18:32:07 CET 2011


We are running a distributed Erlang program on a user node from which a 
number of computing nodes are spawned, via SSH for the remote hosts. To 
perform the automatic deployment, two deployment-related modules are sent 
to each of the spawned nodes, using the traditional approach (first a call 
to code:get_object_code/1 then a rpc:multicall of code:load_binary).

However, sometimes (not frequently), with the exact same settings, the 
first module cannot be deployed successfully. We have indeed:

{ResList,BadNodes} = rpc:multicall( Nodes, code, load_binary, [ 
ModuleName, ModuleFilename, ModuleBinary ], Timeout ),

that returns:
ResList = 
BadNodes = []

This happens with R14B02, but most probably with previous versions as 
Apparently this happens often (always?) on a node created on the user 
I am pretty sure the deployed node is "fresh" (blank, vanilla).
And ignoring the badrpc will result in a undef error as soon as the first 
function of the first helper module is called, even if delaying the call 
(a race condition was suspected if ever the actual loading was 

Would anyone see a cause for such a badarg non-systematic error?

Thanks in advance for any hint,
Best regards,

Olivier Boudeville.
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