[erlang-questions] Garbage Collection, BEAM memory and Erlang memory

Roberto Ostinelli roberto@REDACTED
Fri Jan 23 13:27:59 CET 2015

Correct, however just after this call the process gets hibernated so Data
(I assume) is getting gc'ed right away).

On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 7:14 AM, Dan Gudmundsson <dangud@REDACTED> wrote:

> Binary copy makes a new copy of the binary regardless of size, but it is
> only useful on ref-c binaries,
> and should be used to avoid keeping references to large binaries, when you
> keep and use a small part
> of the original binary. But in this case you make a copy of Data (-2
> bytes) and thus will double up the memory until Data is gc'ed and refc
> reaches zero. So I do not see the point of the above nor of making it a
> list which will
> only explode your memory even more.
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