[R] Fwd: help track a segmentation fault

From: Omar Lakkis <uofiowa_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu 05 May 2005 - 04:13:57 EST

This is the back trace.
Is my best shot recompiling R with debug flag to get better info from teh debugger?

(gdb) r --no-save < r.in > r.out
Starting program: /usr/lib/R/bin/exec/R --no-save < r.in > r.out

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[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled] [New Thread 16384 (LWP 14949)]
Creating a new generic function for 'names' in 'its'
Creating a new generic function for 'names<-' in 'its'
Creating a new generic function for 'print' in 'its'
Creating a new generic function for 'start' in 'its'
Creating a new generic function for 'end' in 'its'
Creating a new generic function for 'summary' in 'its'
Creating a new generic function for 'diff' in 'its'
Creating a new generic function for 'union' in 'its'
Creating a new generic function for 'intersect' in 'its'

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault. [Switching to Thread 16384 (LWP 14949)]
0x00000000 in ?? ()
(gdb) bt
#0 0x00000000 in ?? ()
#1 0x00000001 in ?? ()
#2 0x08647304 in ?? ()
#3 0x08e7bb5c in ?? ()
#4 0x4009f754 in Rf_eval () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#5 0x4009f9e6 in Rf_eval () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#6 0x400a2501 in Rf_evalList () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#7 0x400d1eed in do_internal () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#8 0x400d3cc0 in do_nextmethod () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#9 0x400d1a41 in do_internal () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#10 0x4009fe22 in Rf_eval () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#11 0x400a01b7 in Rf_applyClosure () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#12 0x4009fb2b in Rf_eval () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#13 0x400a1845 in do_begin () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#14 0x4009fe22 in Rf_eval () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#15 0x400a01b7 in Rf_applyClosure () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#16 0x400a4054 in Rf_DispatchGroup () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#17 0x4012574b in do_relop () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#18 0x4009fd62 in Rf_eval () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#19 0x400a2501 in Rf_evalList () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#20 0x4009fcca in Rf_eval () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#21 0x4009f9e6 in Rf_eval () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#22 0x400a26f7 in Rf_evalListKeepMissing () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#23 0x400a3300 in Rf_EvalArgs () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#24 0x400a36d7 in Rf_DispatchOrEval () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#25 0x40145387 in do_subset () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#26 0x4009fe22 in Rf_eval () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#27 0x400a2501 in Rf_evalList () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#28 0x4009fcca in Rf_eval () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#29 0x400a2501 in Rf_evalList () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#30 0x4009fcca in Rf_eval () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#31 0x400a22db in do_set () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#32 0x4009fe22 in Rf_eval () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#33 0x400a0dd4 in do_if () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#34 0x4009fe22 in Rf_eval () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#35 0x400a1845 in do_begin () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#36 0x4009fe22 in Rf_eval () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#37 0x400a14da in do_while () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#38 0x4009fe22 in Rf_eval () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#39 0x400a1845 in do_begin () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#40 0x4009fe22 in Rf_eval () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#41 0x400a01b7 in Rf_applyClosure () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#42 0x4009fb2b in Rf_eval () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#43 0x400a22db in do_set () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#44 0x4009fe22 in Rf_eval () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#45 0x400a1845 in do_begin () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#46 0x4009fe22 in Rf_eval () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#47 0x400a14da in do_while () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#48 0x4009fe22 in Rf_eval () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#49 0x400a1845 in do_begin () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#50 0x4009fe22 in Rf_eval () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#51 0x400a01b7 in Rf_applyClosure () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#52 0x4009fb2b in Rf_eval () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#53 0x400c305b in Rf_ReplIteration () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#54 0x400c3273 in Rf_ReplIteration () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
---Type <return> to continue, or q <return> to quit---
#55 0x400c3df1 in run_Rmainloop () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#56 0x400c3e2e in Rf_mainloop () from /usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so
#57 0x080486d0 in main ()

(gdb)

I have an R script that I run using

nohup R CMD BATCH r.in r.out &

The code loops through data from the database and takes hours. The problem is, in about an hour and a half after I start the script the program stops and I get

/usr/lib/R/bin/BATCH: line 55: 14067 Done                    ( echo
"invisible(options(echo = TRUE))"; cat ${in}; echo "proc.time()" )
     14068 Segmentation fault      | ${R_HOME}/bin/R ${opts} >${out} 2>&1

in the nohup.out file.
If I run the code from within R, not using CMD BATCH, R sig faults after the hour and a half (roughly).
I monitored the process using "top" and found nothing usual, the mem utilization is around 15% and CPU time in the 90s%. I do not see a steady increase in mem usage signaling memory leak. I have a core dump file generated but I do not know what to do with it. Can someone, please, suggest to me what I can do to track this problem, probably using the -d flag with R, which I do not know how to use.
I am running R 2.1.0 on debian.



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