[erlang-questions] Weird problem with "receive after ..."

Ferenc Holzhauser <>
Fri Oct 18 22:29:15 CEST 2013


Hi Anthony,

That must be it: it is running in virtualbox indeed. Are you aware of any
workaround/fix to try? I'm quite attached to this VM setup. Would be great
if I could make it work reliably.

Ferenc
On Oct 18, 2013 9:35 PM, "Anthony Molinaro" <>
wrote:

> Are you running in some sort of virtualized environment.  I seem to recall
> noticing some oddness with timer:send_interval/2 under VMware at one point,
> but it's a total guess so may not be your issue at all.
>
> -Anthony
>
> On Oct 18, 2013, at 11:50 AM, Ferenc Holzhauser <
> > wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > On my development system sometimes "receive after..." starts hanging
> after a while.
> > I know "sometimes" is not very helpful but I couldn't find any obviously
> related event yet that might trigger it.
> >
> > From that point it stops working in the whole VM e.g. I can type
> "receive after 10 -> ok end." in the shell and watch it never returning. Of
> course it also breaks most of the things that need timer.
> > Normal receive keeps working fine, the issue is related to timeout only.
> >
> > It is R16B01 and I'm not using any self made NIFs, drivers or other
> funny things that could break the VM.
> >
> > Thank you for any hints or suggestions about the possible reason/fix in
> advance.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Ferenc
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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