Bad call = gen_server shutdown?
Fri Jan 14 18:14:57 CET 2005
> I wrote a gen_server module "repartiteur" with 2 functions :
> propose_link/1 and get_proposed_links/0.
> It seems that if I call get_proposed_links with an argument (by
> mistake), it shutdowns the server...
> Is this normal?
Yes. This is normal as you are starting your server with start_link. A
link is created between the main shell process. The link is
bidirectional. By doing a mistake in your command you are crashing the
shell (which is restarted with a new process number, check with the
information listing i().).
You have two solutions:
- Start your server without linking to your shell process.
- Start your server from a shell process and type different commands,
from another shell process.
To start a new shell process hit control-G, and type s to start a new
local shell process. (? for help). List the current jobs with j. Connect
to the job (shell process) you want to work in with c + the number of
This process is described in the French Erlang book (as you seem to be
I hope this help,
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