Erlang on OS X

Kostis Sagonas kostis@REDACTED
Fri Aug 22 09:53:27 CEST 2003

Vlad Dumitrescu wrote:

 > > When I run the Wings3D loader it hands off to beam, which then takes
 > > about 30 minutes to actually display anything on screen. I downloaded
 > > the precompiled version of Erlang/OTP and found that when I run erl
 > > from the terminal, it's a similar story. It seems to work, eventually.
 > This is a wild guess, but I had a similar problem on Windows. The problem
 > was that I had added a lot of entries in the .hosts file and at startup,
 > loading the file took a long time. Not 30 minutes, but like 5-6.

I experienced a similar problem on my old laptop running Linux Mandrake.
For some weird reason, the /etc/hosts file was filling with 2999 entries
once in a while, and starting beam took quite a while.  Deleting those
entries, fixed the problem.


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