[erlang-questions] calling Erlang functions from linked-in driver

Daniel Goertzen <>
Wed Aug 22 17:16:51 CEST 2012

Take a look at...


Native processes are presently not available, but the above pdf may give
you insights about how to design your own system.


On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 1:48 AM, Motiejus Jakštys <>wrote:

> Hi,
> We are looking for a way to call Erlang functions from linked-in port
> driver (or NIF). From documentation I cannot see any way to do it. We
> want to call some Erlang functions from Lua code[1], which is executed
> in linked-in driver (can be re-implemented in NIF).
> In C node case this would be simple. However, for this C node is a bit
> overkill (we want erlualib side effects to be as small as possible).
> Linked-in drivers and NIFs are conceptually perfect for it.
> Is there a way to call Erlang function from linked-in driver or NIF
> *before* returning the result to emulator?
> Thanks,
> Motiejus Jakštys
> [1]: https://github.com/Motiejus/erlualib
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