Re: [R] System memory

From: Jason Turner <>
Date: Tue 06 Jul 2004 - 11:04:23 EST

> Dear All,
> I have been experiencing the following problem when I use a lot of system
> memory when using R heavily.
What version of R, Xemacs, ESS, and Debian? What are the "crash" symptoms (error message?). Have you tried upgrading everything you can (ESS has recently released a new stable (5.2.x) version).

As a possible item to check, run

ps ajx | grep R

from a terminal after you exit R from within ESS. On my Win XP box, I've found that R sometimes fails to exit cleanly after a q("no"), and remains running after ESS has tried to disengage. The ESS "*R*" buffer remains hung, and Rterm's user CPU usage goes to about 98%. Killing R from the task manager stopped this. The same might (might!) be an issue under Debian, and killing it from the command line might help.


Jason mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide! Received on Tue Jul 06 11:10:10 2004

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