[erlang-questions] Bug introduced in R15B01 gen_server.erl?

Gustav Simonsson <>
Mon Jul 2 09:24:39 CEST 2012


Hi Sam,

This is indeed a bug.
We will create an internal patch for this.

Thank you for reporting it!

Regards,
Gustav Simonsson
Erlang/OTP team

On 2012-07-02 04:06, Sam Bobroff wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> After upgrading to R15B01, one of my gen_servers began crashing during 
> start up with {error, timeout_value}. The server is started via 
> gen_server:enter_loop and is globally registerd using a name of this 
> form {global, server_name}.
>
> The reason seems to be these lines in gen_server.erl, which look like 
> a cut-and-paste error:
>
> enter_loop(Mod, Options, State, ServerName = {Scope, _})
>   when Scope == local; Scope == local ->
>     enter_loop(Mod, Options, State, ServerName, infinity);
>
> Should one of the guards be testing for global?
>
> (I assume enter_loop isn't heavily used!)
>
> Cheers,
> Sam.
>
>
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