[erlang-questions] Investigate an infinite loop on production servers

Matthias Lang matthias@REDACTED
Tue May 28 00:50:26 CEST 2013

> On May 24, 2013, at 11:13 AM, Morgan Segalis <msegalis@REDACTED> wrote:

> > Is there a way to limit the memory that a VM can allocate, so the
> > server is not overwhelmed in order to create a crash dump ?

Sorry for the late input, I haven't been following this thread.

Here's how we limit Erlang's memory use (on linux):

   static void set_limit_for_memory_consumption()
     struct rlimit rlim;

     if(getrlimit(RLIMIT_AS, &rlim))
         die("getrlimit failed");
         rlim.rlim_cur = MAX_MEM;
         if(setrlimit(RLIMIT_AS, &rlim))
   	  die("setrlimit failed");
         syslog(LOG_INFO, "Limiting Erlang memory use to %u\n", MAX_MEM);

works well for us.


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