[erlang-questions] erlang:process_info for global processes

Adam Kövári <>
Sat Sep 19 19:45:24 CEST 2015


Thanks Steve.


> On 19.9.2015, at 18:49, Steve Vinoski <> wrote:
> 
> I don't see an API function for what you want, but here's a hack to get it:
> 
> 9> ets:lookup(global_pid_names, Pid).
> [{<0.306.0>,test_dumb1}]
> 
> But this reaches into the internals of the global module and so isn't the best thing to do. Perhaps the global module needs a new lookup-by-pid or process_info exported function. Or then again, maybe there's a good reason it's not provided.
> 

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