Re: [R] R hangs when connected via VPN [incl. minimal example]

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 08:26:12 -0400

On 11-03-13 4:34 AM, Marius Hofert wrote:
> Dear expeRts,
>
> This is a similar post as on R-SIG-MAC [I didn't receive an answer there; not sure if it was the right place to post either].
>
> I'm running R version 2.12.1 (Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin9.8.0/x86_64 (64-bit))
> on a MacBook Pro under Mac OS X 10.6.6. The following minimal example runs fine
> under this setup. However, if I am connected to a server via a VPN client
> [Cisco AnyConnect; same with Apple's internal VPN connection], then the minimal
> example hangs and just does not do anything. The "red button" in the R Console
> is dark red [normal behavior if R is running], so R tries to do something, but
> cannot succeed. CPU goes up to 100%... Same happens if I start the job from the
> command line via R CMD BATCH. What's going on? Is this a known issue?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Marius
>
> library(doSNOW)
> library(Rmpi)
> library(rlecuyer)
> library(foreach)

You're using 4 different contributed packages here. Do you really need all of those? If so, it's going to be hard to debug.

I'd suggest trying to determine the last successful call, and the first unsuccessful one, then take this up with the maintainer of the package that fails.

Duncan Murdoch

>
> cl<- makeCluster(mpi.universe.size(), type ="MPI")
> tmp<- clusterSetupRNG(cl, seed=rep(1,6))
> registerDoSNOW(cl)
>
> counter<- 0
> res<- foreach(k = 1:1000) %do% {
> counter<- counter + 1
> }
> tmp<- stopCluster(cl)
>
> unlist(res)
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