[erlang-questions] `mnesia:dump_tables/1' and the schema table

Håkan Mattsson <>
Tue May 15 10:26:31 CEST 2012


On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 12:57 PM, Francesco Mazzoli
<> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> For some reason, `mnesia:dump_tables/1' refuses to dump the schema table:
> https://github.com/erlang/otp/blob/maint/lib/mnesia/src/mnesia_schema.erl#L2797
> .
>
> 1) Why is this the case?
> 2) This is not documented, see
> http://www.erlang.org/doc/man/mnesia.html#dump_tables-1 and
> http://www.erlang.org/doc/apps/mnesia/Mnesia_chap7.html#id77600

This is a rather obscure function that should be avoided.
The function is not intended to be used for the schema table.
It ought to be documented.

/Håkan



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