[erlang-questions] beam.smp is killed by oom

Max Lapshin <>
Tue Aug 7 11:48:28 CEST 2012

In 99,99% cases when I get erlang crashed by oom, it is error logger
of failing process.

When you have a big gen_server state (more than 10 MB) and your server
is crashing due to error message, last message and last reason are
going to be dumped.
gen_server:format_status doesn't help at all, because reason is going
to be dumped.

10 MB of state takes gigabyte or more of memory to dump as an error reason.

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