[erlang-questions] Erlang initiated kernel panic on OSX

acidbriggs <>
Thu Nov 29 14:44:51 CET 2012


I have decided to just avoid the problem by using a windowed version of GNU Emacs instead of being a purist and using a terminal application. I am very new to Erlang (and I find it wonderful) and have finally become an emacs convert after all these wasted years using other tools. I wanted to really learn emacs without any help from a mouse so I opted for the terminal. If I can easily avoid this problem by using the windowed version of GNU emacs then so be it. I hope Apple will fix the bug in the kernel as this is just an open security/stability issue if it can be easily exploited (which it seems it can).

Anyway, my guess is most people aren't coding in the terminal and that would reduce the risk of the panic. 


On Nov 28, 2012, at 7:01 PM, Scott Lystig Fritchie <> wrote:

>  wrote:
> 
> a> On Nov 27, 2012, at 11:56 AM, Loïc Hoguin <> wrote:
> 
>>> Is it doing it with kernel polling disabled?
> 
> a> Correct: Erlang R15B02 (erts-5.9.2) [source] [64-bit] [smp:4:4]
> a> [async-threads:0] [hipe] [kernel-poll:false]
> 
> Howdy.  It's been several months since I've seen this kernel panic, but
> it has indeed happened to me while using Terminal.app and closing a
> window while Riak was running inside.  Riak typically uses +K true,
> FWIW.  Lion was the last time.  I haven't been running Mountain Lion
> long enough + an Erlang VM running in a Terminal.app window + closing
> that window.
> 
> -Scott




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