gen_server locked for some time

Roberto Ostinelli ostinelli@REDACTED
Sun Dec 1 14:21:38 CET 2019

Thank you all fo suggestions, will investigate options and profile!


On Sat, Nov 30, 2019 at 11:50 AM Mikael Pettersson <mikpelinux@REDACTED>

> On Fri, Nov 29, 2019 at 11:47 PM Roberto Ostinelli <ostinelli@REDACTED>
> wrote:
> >
> > All,
> > I have a gen_server that in periodic intervals becomes busy, eventually
> over 10 seconds, while writing bulk incoming data. This gen_server also
> receives smaller individual data updates.
> >
> > I could offload the bulk writing routine to separate processes but the
> smaller individual data updates would then be processed before the bulk
> processing is over, hence generating an incorrect scenario where smaller
> more recent data gets overwritten by the bulk processing.
> >
> > I'm trying to see how to solve the fact that all the gen_server calls
> during the bulk update would timeout.
> If there is more logic in the gen_server for incoming data, have it
> offload all writes to the separate process, using its message queue as
> a buffer.  Otherwise make the sends to the gen_server asynchronous.
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