[erlang-questions] Choke Point

Mihai Balea <>
Fri May 27 18:02:20 CEST 2011


On May 27, 2011, at 10:25 AM, Henning Diedrich wrote:

> Does the Erlang VM have a choke threshold beyond which performance degrades, similar to the 2GB that the Java VM has/had? [1]
> 
> I understand Erlang has per process gc and not this gc issue therefore. I am asking not specifically about gc but about any implicit practical limit.

Not a threshold per se, but you can experience serious performance degradation if messages are allowed to accumulate in a process' mailbox. Typical of a producer/consumer situation, when the consumer can't keep up.

Mihai
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