[erlang-questions] Question about erlang garbage collection

Akash Chowdhury achowdhury918@REDACTED
Mon Oct 13 03:52:12 CEST 2014

I have a question to experienced erlang developers/designers. Have you ever
used or felt the need of using erlang:garbage_collect()? Or erlang's
default garbage collection is good enough for all situations?
Erlang man page says that -"This function forces an immediate garbage
collection of the currently executing process. The function should not be
used, unless it has been noticed -- or there are good reasons to suspect --
that the spontaneous garbage collection will occur too late or not at all.
Improper use may seriously degrade system performance."
Does using this seriously degrade system performance? Any one has
experience of using this?
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