[Rd] R crashes when resizing windows (PR#2992)
gavin at stats.gla.ac.uk
Wed May 14 13:23:34 MEST 2003
At 22:23 13/05/2003, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
>I've now committed changes to R-patched which appear to fix this
>crash, at least on my system.
>The problem was as follows:
>During resizing, R allocates multiple bitmaps, then deletes them all
>at the end. If resources are tight (or if you do a lot of resizing),
>you can run out of something (not sure what) and then the bitmap
>allocation will fail. This is supposed to give you an error message,
>but it was leading to a crash.
>To make the problem worse, intermediate allocations weren't always
>I've fixed both problems now, and am uploading a binary Windows build
>to <http://www.stats.uwo.ca/faculty/murdoch/software/r-devel>. Please
>download and install rw1070pat.exe (22,183,871 bytes) and see if you
>can get it to crash or act badly now.
>I'm heading out of town for a few days, so I'm not likely to respond
>to reports immediately, but I'll do so as soon as I can.
Like Uwe, I also get the same message: "Insufficient memory. Please close
the console." Click the OK button and the console window remains, but
blank. Start to resize it again and all the text content reappears and R
seems to be working normally again. This is the same for pager windows and
in both MDI and SDI mode.
So it doesn't crash now, which is great!
Dr Gavin D. Alexander
Department of Statistics
University of Glasgow
GLASGOW G12 8QW
email: gavin at stats.gla.ac.uk
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