[erlang-questions] ets table disappears after bad query

Masklinn <>
Mon May 2 10:51:57 CEST 2011


On 2 mai 2011, at 10:34, Carlo Bertoldi <> wrote:
> On 02/05/2011 07:54, Todd wrote:
>> I have an ets query that is broken. The funny thing is that after the query fails, the ets table disappears...
>> 
>> 6. Is this expected behaviour? What would I have to do to prevent losing my ets table?
>> 
> Yes. To avoid this you should create the table in a process, start it without linking to it, and then run you query.
> Then the crash due to the wrong query shouldn't bring down you ets.
> 
An other alternative would be to declare an other process as the table's owner and the shell process as inheritor. That way, the owner process dies on a bad query, the shell gets the intact table back and can just create a new sacrificial process to own the table for the next query. 


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