[erlang-questions] Can't make dirty schedulers work on a certain VPS

John Doe <>
Mon Aug 15 01:13:23 CEST 2016


there's neither smp no ds
Erlang/OTP 19 [erts-8.0.3] [source] [64-bit] [async-threads:10] [hipe]
[kernel-poll:false]

1>  erlang:system_info(dirty_cpu_schedulers).
** exception error: bad argument
    in function  erlang:system_info/1
       called as erlang:system_info(dirty_cpu_schedulers)


2016-08-15 2:08 GMT+03:00 Steve Vinoski <>:

>
>
> On Sun, Aug 14, 2016 at 6:38 PM, John Doe <> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>> got a very strange problem today on a Debian 7.11, gcc 4.7.2  VPS - all
>> apps with dirty schedulers nifs fail with  "{error, {bad_lib, xxx requires
>> a runtime with dirty scheduler support."}}"
>>
>> The erlang is built by
>> KERL_CONFIGURE_OPTIONS="--disable-dynamic-ssl-lib  --with-ssl=/usr/
>> --enable-smp-support  --without-termcap --enable-dirty-schedulers
>> --enable-builtin-zlib" ./kerl build git https://github.com/erlang/otp.git
>> OTP-19.0.4 OTP-19.0.4
>>
>> This is not problem of the apps, all the apps fail with the same error, I
>> tried https://github.com/vinoski/bitwise and a couple of other.
>>
>> There are no problems altogether with the same apps and the same OTP
>> built with the same command on my home box. Anyway, i tried to build erlang
>> with other flags and with no kerl, nothing changed.
>>
>> What could be the reason for that?
>>
>
> I think the only way you can get that error message is if the runtime is
> not actually compiled with dirty schedulers enabled. Are you sure you're
> picking up the right runtime via your path? When you start an erlang shell,
> does the status line include something like
>
>     [smp:8:8] [ds:8:8:10]
>
> or is the "ds" part missing? What do you get if you execute the following
> in the erlang shell?
>
>     erlang:system_info(dirty_cpu_schedulers).
>
> --steve
>
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