[erlang-questions] how to access process heap from outside the process

Torben Hoffmann <>
Sat May 21 16:57:36 CEST 2011

How about http://www.erlang.org/doc/man/sys.html#get_status-1 ?

If you are using OTP processes they will spit out most of their guts using

I have used this in the field and it is info that makes you very informed
and that is rarely a bad thing ;-)


On Sat, May 14, 2011 at 03:50, Scott Lystig Fritchie

> dzejefkej <> wrote:
> d> hi, I need to sniff state of the process.
> You can't.  Well, you can cheat, using erlang:process_info/2.  See
> http://www.erlang.org/doc/man/erlang.html#process_info-2 for the docs.
> Perhaps the 'backtrace' option is closest to what you might be looking
> for?
> -Scott
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