[erlang-questions] blocking vs non-blocking gen_tcp:accept()

Tony Rogvall tony@REDACTED
Fri Feb 15 23:00:55 CET 2008

The only way (tm) to block the OS thread is to write your own loadable  
and sleep for a while.


On 15 feb 2008, at 21.16, Robin wrote:

> Does gen_tcp:accept() block the entire OS thread or just the calling
> erlang process?
> "One of the shortcomings of the gen_tcp module is that it only exports
> interface to a blocking accept call." ->
> http://www.trapexit.org/Building_a_Non-blocking_TCP_server_using_OTP_principles
> Does the performance gain of non-blocking accept justify the added
> complexity (finite state machine etc)?
> thanks,
> Robin
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