[Rd] segmentation fault

Simon de Bernard sbernard at infobiogen.fr
Sat Apr 7 21:45:32 CEST 2007

Hi Luke,

thanks for your answer.

> I can't reproduce the crash on a 16Gb x86_64 linux machine. It gets
> over 16G of use and so into paging and seems to be making slow
> progress but I killed it at that point to avoid hogging the machine.

well  if it's platform/compiler specific, I guess I'll see if I can  
get some help from Simon Urbanek and his mac know-how...

> This example will allocate large generic vectors and then allocate
> lots of copies of 1 to fill it in. Can you reproduce the problem with
> something of coarser granularity, e.g. pasting together vectors of
> 1000000 doubles?

with vectors, I hit the vector length limit before getting into any  

>   Otherwise, maybe info from running under gdb might help.

here is a backtrace:

Program received signal EXC_BAD_ACCESS, Could not access memory.
Reason: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at address: 0x0000000021000011
0x00000001004d9a28 in RunGenCollect (size_needed=1) at ../../../../R. 
1313        PROCESS_NODES();
(gdb) bt
#0  0x00000001004d9a28 in RunGenCollect (size_needed=1)  
at ../../../../R.2.4/src/main/memory.c:1313
#1  0x00000001004de764 in R_gc_internal (size_needed=1)  
at ../../../../R.2.4/src/main/memory.c:2142
#2  0x00000001004ddf56 in Rf_allocVector (type=14, length=1)  
at ../../../../R.2.4/src/main/memory.c:1943
#3  0x0000000100489c83 in duplicate1 (s=0x125aaec88) at ../../../../R. 
#4  0x0000000100489181 in Rf_duplicate (s=0x125aaec88) at ../../../../ 
#5  0x00000001004241d9 in ListAnswer (x=0x182008000, recurse=0,  
data=0x7fff5fbfe010) at ../../../../R.2.4/src/main/bind.c:187
#6  0x000000010042600b in do_c_dflt (call=0x103a47c08,  
op=0x10300ec68, args=0x103dbf980, env=0x10302e3f8) at ../../../../R. 
#7  0x0000000100425df9 in do_c (call=0x103a47c08, op=0x10300ec68,  
args=0x103a47d90, env=0x10302e3f8) at ../../../../R.2.4/src/main/ 
#8  0x00000001004a2952 in Rf_eval (e=0x103a47c08, rho=0x10302e3f8)  
at ../../../../R.2.4/src/main/eval.c:431
#9  0x00000001004a560c in do_set (call=0x103a42308, op=0x10300bb18,  
args=0x103a42340, rho=0x10302e3f8) at ../../../../R.2.4/src/main/ 
#10 0x00000001004a2952 in Rf_eval (e=0x103a42308, rho=0x10302e3f8)  
at ../../../../R.2.4/src/main/eval.c:431
#11 0x00000001004a4aa2 in do_begin (call=0x103a47ea8, op=0x10300b920,  
args=0x103a422d0, rho=0x10302e3f8) at ../../../../R.2.4/src/main/ 
#12 0x00000001004a2952 in Rf_eval (e=0x103a47ea8, rho=0x10302e3f8)  
at ../../../../R.2.4/src/main/eval.c:431
#13 0x00000001004a46f8 in do_while (call=0x103a42228, op=0x10300a388,  
args=0x103a42260, rho=0x10302e3f8) at ../../../../R.2.4/src/main/ 
#14 0x00000001004a2952 in Rf_eval (e=0x103a42228, rho=0x10302e3f8)  
at ../../../../R.2.4/src/main/eval.c:431
#15 0x00000001004d00c9 in Rf_ReplIteration (rho=0x10302e3f8,  
savestack=0, browselevel=0, state=0x7fff5fbfe9f0) at ../../../../R. 
#16 0x00000001004d026c in R_ReplConsole (rho=0x10302e3f8,  
savestack=0, browselevel=0) at ../../../../R.2.4/src/main/main.c:305
#17 0x00000001004d162a in run_Rmainloop () at ../../../../R.2.4/src/ 
#18 0x00000001004d163f in Rf_mainloop () at ../../../../R.2.4/src/ 
#19 0x0000000100000ddc in main (ac=1, av=0x7fff5fbfeeb0)  
at ../../../../R.2.4/src/main/Rmain.c:33



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