[erlang-questions] Erlang/OTP 20.0-rc1 is available for testing

Kenneth Lundin kenneth@REDACTED
Wed May 31 20:33:11 CEST 2017

On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 10:44 PM, Michael Truog <mjtruog@REDACTED> wrote:

> It seems good to point out a change that may surprise people that have
> scripts that depend on the old process name "beam.smp" which now changes to
> the script name, or is set by an environment variable

We have changed the default name back to beam.smp when started via erl. It
caused problems for several users.

/Kenneth , Erlang/OTP team Ericsson.

>   OTP-14381    Application(s): erts
>                Changed erts startup program name, argv 0, to use the
>                environment variable ESCRIPT_NAME so that erlc,
>                dialyzer, typer, ct_run, or the escript name can be
>                seen with external programs, such as ps and htop
>                (depending on options), on unix.
>                If environment variable ESCRIPT_NAME is not set, argv 0
>                of the invoking program will be used, e.g. the name
>                will be erl, cerl, or the soft link name.
> This is a great change, but one to be aware of.
> Best Regards,
> Michael
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