EUC 2014 – Lukas Larsson – Memory Allocators in the VM, Memory Management: Battle Stories


By Erlang Central | Published: June 30, 2014



When working with garbage collected languages such as Erlang, memory is not something you think about until it becomes a problem. This presentation will attempt to explain how the Erlang VM does memory management and give a couple of real world examples of how tuning the Erlang VM memory allocators increased memory efficiency.

Talk objectives:

Give the audience a basic understanding of how Erlang memory management works and provide some examples of how to tune memory allocator.

Target audience:

Advanced Erlang users that want to be able to diagnose and correct memory issues in large Erlang systems.