[erlang-questions] how to debug distribution protocol issues?

OvermindDL1 <>
Thu Feb 23 04:43:15 CET 2012


On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 9:58 PM, mabrek <> wrote:
> Problem solved.
> I rebuilt Erlang with CFLAGS="-D ERTS_DIST_MSG_DBG" and all
> distribution messages were printed to stderr in readable format.
>
> On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 5:53 PM, mabrek <> wrote:
>> Hello.
>>
>> I've got erlang process linked to jinterface mailbox. When jinterface
>> mailbox terminates erlang process trace shows getting_unlinked and no
>> 'EXIT' message. It's a simplified version of process leak that I'm
>> trying to debug.
>>
>> dbg:p(Pid, [m, p]) wasn't very helpful, it shows getting_unlinked, but
>> there is no unlink/1 call neither on erlang nor on jinterface side.
>>
>> packet dump gathered via tcpdump may contain something interesting,
>> but I can't find any tools to decode distribution protocol messages
>> from binary to human readable form (wireshark has support only for
>> epmd conversations).
>>
>> What is the best strategy/tools to use when debugging such kind of situations?

So what was the issue and resolution of your distribution node
problem, I am curious?



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