[erlang-questions] question re. message delivery

Miles Fidelman <>
Wed Sep 27 17:56:57 CEST 2017


Thanks, Matthias.

That's the kind of analysis that I've been looking for!

Miles


On 9/27/17 2:11 AM, Matthias Lang wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Earlier in this thread, I referred to Hans Svensson's work from 2007.
> I have now found the paper and see that Lars-Åke Fredlund is also an author:
>
> http://happy-testing.com/hans/papers/EW2007-pitfalls_recipes.pdf
>
> I like this paper. It has a careful description of what's meant by a
> 'message passing guarantee', it's by far the best I'm aware
> of. Another reason to like it is that it provides a result which was
> surprising to me at the time, i.e. that pid reuse can happen in
> practice (4.1). Still another reason is that it provides the scripts
> needed to reproduce the failure.
>
> There's at least one more paper on the same subject on that
> page (http://happy-testing.com/hans/).
>
> Matthias
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