[erlang-questions] escript's beam in in distributed environment

karol skocik <>
Tue Feb 7 12:24:05 CET 2012


That's it - thank you. Didn't know "-module" is a valid escript attribute.

Have a nice day,
  Karol

On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 12:19 PM, Håkan Mattsson <> wrote:
> Use the module attribute in the escript source (e.g. -module(funky))
> to control the module name.
>
> /Håkan
>
> On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 11:45, karol skocik <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>  I want to have an escript, which starts some slave nodes making
>> requests to some target host - basically a simple load generator.
>> On a slave nodes, running functions from escript directly fails, since
>> slaves can't find those escript functions, which is understandable.
>> For that purpose, the escript contains this function:
>>
>> make_beam() ->
>>    Name = escript:script_name(),
>>    AbsName = filename:absname(Name),
>>    {ok, Sections} = escript:extract(AbsName, [compile_source]),
>>    {source, BeamCode} = lists:keyfind(source, 1, Sections),
>>    BeamFile = filename:join("/tmp", atom_to_list(?MODULE) ++ ".beam"),
>>    file:write_file(BeamFile, BeamCode),
>>    BeamFile.
>>
>> The plan was:
>> 1.) save the escript as a beam to the "/tmp" directory (with a funky
>> name from ?MODULE - like 'gcf-tester__escript__1328__608633__210866')
>> 2.) add "/tmp" to the code path on master, before starting slaves
>> 3.) let the slaves load module (named ?MODULE in escript) using code
>> load mechanism thru master
>>
>> Now the problem:
>>
>> When the saved escript's beam is loaded in the Erlang shell, it seems broken:
>>
>> ()5> code:add_patha("/tmp").
>> true
>> ()6> l('gcf-tester__escript__1328__608402__188688').
>> {error,badfile}
>> ()7>
>> =ERROR REPORT==== 7-Feb-2012::10:54:09 ===
>> Loading of /tmp/gcf-tester__escript__1328__608402__188688.beam failed: badfile
>>
>> =ERROR REPORT==== 7-Feb-2012::10:54:09 ===
>> beam/beam_load.c(1084): Error loading module
>> 'gcf-tester__escript__1328__608402__188688':
>>  module name in object code is gcf-tester__escript__1328__608402__542812
>>
>> I am using:
>> Erlang R14B04 (erts-5.8.5) [source] [64-bit] [smp:2:2] [rq:2] [async-threads:0]
>> on:
>> Gentoo Linux 2.6.38-tuxonice-r2-mars #9 SMP PREEMPT x86_64 Intel(R)
>> Core(TM)2 CPU T7400 @ 2.16GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
>>
>> Is this a bug? (Maybe fixed in R15?).
>> If this is an expected behavior, how do I know the final module name
>> at the time of creating the escript's beam?
>> And finally, what's the easiest way to "patch" the beam's binary to
>> supply the correct module name?
>>
>> Thank you for your advice,
>>  Karol Skocik
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