Actors can warn or take actions if their monitored actors or tasks terminate.

monitor(lk::Link, onsignal...)
monitor(t::Task, onsignal...; timeout::Real=5.0, pollint::Real=0.1)

Start monitoring the actor represented by lk or the task t and execute onsignal... if it sends Down or if it fails.


  • onsignal...: action to take on Down signal:
    • if empty, it gives a warning;
    • if it is one argument f, it executes with f(msg.reason);
    • if f, args..., it gets executed with f(args..., msg.reason).
  • timeout::Real=5.0: how many seconds should a task be monitored? After that a Down with reason :timed_out is sent.
  • pollint::Real=0.1: polling interval in seconds for task monitoring.