[erlang-questions] Hot erlang Re: Frying pan bug

Robert Raschke <>
Fri Mar 2 17:59:36 CET 2012


The os_mon modules would appear to be the natural starting point.
http://www.erlang.org/doc/apps/os_mon/index.html

On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 3:10 PM, Hendrik Visage <> wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 4:42 PM, David Goehrig <> wrote:
>
> > Would it be possible for Erlang's runtime to set a threshold, say
> looking at the thermal sensor on the board and error out if that "guard" is
> reached. You could do the same for disk I/O, network, or any other
> saturation condition.
>
> I would rather prefer the OS to send a SIGimInHeat signal to the Erlang VM
> :)
>
> On the serious side: I see that as a function of the OS and hardware
> to throttle the CPU and processes whenever overheating situations
> occur. erlang VMs should rather track the usage times of it's
> processes based on simple threshold values, but isn't that getting to
> the point where we have the VM baby sitting bad coders??
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