[erlang-questions] Logging interprocess communication

Loïc Hoguin essen@REDACTED
Sun Dec 9 14:44:07 CET 2012

On 12/09/2012 02:35 PM, Yash Ganthe wrote:
> Hi,
> In an Erlang VM when one process send a message to another using: Pid !
> MyMessage we would like to log this interaction to a log file. We need
> to do this without having the developer introduce explicit log
> statements all over the code wherever one process communicates with
> another.
> What is the best way to achieve this?

I would look at Erlang support for DTrace/Systemtap depending on the 
system you are running. For Linux, Systemtap needs a special kernel 
build but that's not hard to setup (at least on Arch Linux).

Loïc Hoguin
Erlang Cowboy
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