[erlang-questions] erlang:exit/1 eats lots of CPU time

Björn Gustavsson bgustavsson@REDACTED
Tue Jan 5 11:23:25 CET 2010

On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 7:02 AM, Maxim Treskin <zerthurd@REDACTED> wrote:
> Erlang node whith this process really eats CPU time, so it is not a
> some bug of eprof. May be it is due to garbage collection of process
> data on exit? Increasing of min_heap_size up to value which really
> used by process has no effect.

There is not supposed to be any garbage collection
when a process exits.

However, if exit/1 is called as exit(HugeTerm),
HugeTerm will be copied to all linked processes.

Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB

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