Supervisor, terminate_child

Lennart Öhman lennart.ohman@REDACTED
Thu Sep 4 23:20:26 CEST 2003

The functions terminate_child, start_child, restart_child and
delete_child were initially only meant as administrativ and for
debugging purposes. However they have also become used for adding
"dynamic" children after start-up of the supervisor.
These functions do not count towards the restart intensity. To be
precise. Only "illegal" terminations are counted towards the
restart intensity. (The legallity is then determined by the

Have fun!

Zoltan Peter Toth wrote:
> Hi Erlang experts,
> I have a question about the supervisor behaviour of OTP:
> If I stop a child process of a supervisor instance 'manually', via
>     supervisor:terminate_child(SupRef, Id)
> then is this checked against the restart frequency limit ?
> (i.e. does it count as a spontaneous exit, can it cause the supervisor 
> to exit if
> done too frequently ?)
> Cheers,
>     Zoltan

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