[erlang-questions] Exmpp gen_fsm, sync_send_event, timeout exception

Robert Virding robert.virding@REDACTED
Thu Jan 19 17:36:52 CET 2012


gen_fsm:sync_send_event/2 has a default timeout of 5000ms which means that if it doesn't get a reply from the FSM within that time the function generates an error and the process crashes. This seems like what has happened to you. One solution is to use gen_fsm:sync_send_event/3 where you can set the timeout value. Another is to find out why the FSM is taking so long time and if there is anything you can do about it. 


----- Original Message -----

> Hello,

> I run ejabberd and try to run 1000 bot written with exmpp. All bots
> login and nothing do. When I run around 900 +-50 bots i got error:

> ** exception exit: {timeout,{gen_fsm,sync_send_event, [<0.2899.0>,
> {connect_socket,"my-host",5222,[]}, 5000]}}

> How can i avoid this?

> Thank you.
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