Kill a NIF's process

Robert Harris robert.harris@REDACTED
Wed Apr 21 18:05:31 CEST 2021

Hello all.

Suppose there is a dirty NIF that is associated with a resource object
initialised with a down callback.  Further, the NIF is passed some term
that it spends a long time examining;  for the sake of argument, it
repeatedly reads the memory underlying a binary.

If the process is killed, e.g. by exit/2, is the NIF's resource object's
down callback called before the VM releases terms in the victim's
environment (e.g. the term whose memory the NIF is reading)?  If so,
does releasing block on the down callback?


Robert Harris
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