[erlang-questions] Reltool, system crashes and ports

Dan Gudmundsson <>
Thu May 12 15:41:56 CEST 2011


Well these kind of mails doesn't help make it more stable either, does it.

No patch attached and no debug info.

And yes wxwidgets is not as stable on mac as the other ports and it's
not 100% system independent,
so erlang code written on linux don't always work on mac if it is not
tested there.
And not everyone one of us have macs to test it with, which makes us
rely on opensource
contributions on platforms not used at Ericsson such as Mac OSX.
And I can't test every gui application written with wx.

/Dan

On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 3:05 PM, Robert Virding
<> wrote:
> I was testing reltool the other day. I opened up the window and was moving apps around, then I closed the window. And the beam crashed with "Bus error"! This happened consistently every time I ran reltool. This started me reflecting on why we originally made it so that ports ran things in other OS processes, and how good a choice this was for reliable systems.
>
> Robert
>
> P.S. I am running R14B02 on Mac OSX.
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