[erlang-questions] Get to know your Erlang memory allocation

Fred Hebert <>
Thu Nov 7 19:17:32 CET 2013


In the same vein as Rich Carlsson's recent post on understanding how
erlang:get_stacktrace() works, I decided that this list would probably
be interested in reading this blog post about some of the work we do
with Erlang at Heroku:
https://blog.heroku.com/archives/2013/11/7/logplex-down-the-rabbit-hole

The reason I post this here is that if you scroll down enough, you'll
meet an entire section devoted to understanding (from afar) how Erlang's
memory allocators work, and how they could be tuned.

It's something I have to thank Lukas Larsson for, given he's the one who
helped us understand all of this and solve important memory issues we
had.

I hope you enjoy the read!
Regards,
Fred.


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