[Rd] AIX testers needed
jasoncbarnhart at msn.com
Mon May 21 19:40:07 CEST 2007
Thank you for responding.
I should have added -a on my ulimit command. Here are its results;
which I believe are not the limiting factor.
%/ > ulimit -a
core file size (blocks, -c) 1048575
data seg size (kbytes, -d) unlimited
file size (blocks, -f) unlimited
max memory size (kbytes, -m) 32768
open files (-n) 2000
pipe size (512 bytes, -p) 64
stack size (kbytes, -s) hard
cpu time (seconds, -t) unlimited
max user processes (-u) 128
virtual memory (kbytes, -v) unlimited
Here are my gcc-v results. They are very similiar.
%/ > gcc -v
Using built-in specs.
Configured with: ../gcc-4.1.2/configure
Thread model: aix
gcc version 4.1.2
My results for gcc -print-multi-lib are indentical to yours.
It should be noted that I did not attempt a 64 bit build. My system
is not configured properly for that just yet.
Via private correspondence someone also suggested the following
system("ulimit -d unlimited") during an R session. That failed as did
issuing the command before launching R.
I'll keep investigating.
My call to configure is listed below.
/configure --prefix=$HOME/usr/local --program-suffix=rc --with-readline=no
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ei-ji Nakama" <nakama at ki.rim.or.jp>
To: "Jason Barnhart" <jasoncbarnhart at msn.com>
Cc: <r-devel at stat.math.ethz.ch>
Sent: Saturday, May 19, 2007 6:53 PM
Subject: Re: [Rd] AIX testers needed
> system("ulimit") of AIX gives back file block size.
> A limit of memory is `ulimit -m'.
> I made gcc-4.1.2 and made R-2.5.0+patched, but the problem did not
> $ gcc-4.1 -v
> Using built-in specs.
> Target: powerpc-ibm-aix188.8.131.52
> Configured with: ../configure --with-as=/usr/bin/as
> --with-ld=/usr/bin/ld --disable-nls --prefix=/usr/local1/gcc-4.1.2
> --enable-threads --host=powerpc-ibm-aix184.108.40.206 --program-suffix=-4.1
> --with-gmp=/usr/local1 --with-mpfr=/usr/local1
> Thread model: aix
> gcc version 4.1.2
> $ gcc-4.1 -print-multi-lib
> pthread/ppc64;@pthread at maix64
> $ export OBJECT_MODE=64
> $ ./configure CC="gcc-4.1 -maix64" \
> F77="gfortran-4.1 -maix64" \
> CXX="g++-4.1 -maix64" \
> --enable-BLAS-shlib --without-iconv
> 2007/5/19, Jason Barnhart <jasoncbarnhart at msn.com>:
>> Per the request to test the latest tarball referenced below, I have
>> built R on AIX 5.3. There is a memory issue, please see 3) below.
>> 1) Build with --enable-BLAS-shlib option. Builds and
>> passes "make check".
>> 2) GNU libiconv was installed; R configured *without*
>> the --without-
>> iconv option. Builds and passes "make check."
>> 3) Memory issue:
>> a) Although the server possesses 8GB of RAM and
>> system("ulimit") returns "unlimited" as its value, R does
>> "have enough memory."
>> b) This code works on R-2.4.0 on WinXP with 2GB of RAM, but
>> fails on the AIX build. Example code:
>> > xx <- matrix(rep(1e+10,1e7),nrow=1e4,ncol=1e3)
>> > tmp.df <- as.data.frame(cbind(xx,xx,xx))
>> Error: cannot allocate vector of size 228.9 Mb
>> > gc()
>> used (Mb) gc trigger (Mb) max used (Mb)
>> Ncells 233035 6.3 467875 12.5 350000 9.4
>> Vcells 10104141 77.1 31854441 243.1 30104289 229.7
>> 4) Used gcc-4.1.2; I have not tried the native compiler.
>> 1) Are there suggestions on how to diagnose and resolve the
>> issue? I'm still building my tool chain and I am in the midst
>> installing gdb.
>> 2) Regarding the build process itself, is there more
>> or results that I should forward?
>> > version _
>> platform powerpc-ibm-aix220.127.116.11
>> arch powerpc
>> os aix18.104.22.168
>> system powerpc, aix22.214.171.124
>> status RC
>> major 2
>> minor 5.0
>> year 2007
>> month 04
>> day 22
>> svn rev 41276
>> language R
>> version.string R version 2.5.0 RC (2007-04-22 r41276)
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Prof Brian Ripley" <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk>
>> To: <R-devel at r-project.org>
>> Cc: "Sheth, Jagat K" <jagat.k.sheth at citigroup.com>; "kamil
>> Marcinkowski" <kamil at ualberta.ca>; "Tiong Lim"
>> <t.lim at auckland.ac.nz>;
>> "Eric Harley" <ericctharley at gmail.com>; "Matthew Beason"
>> <mbeason at harrahs.com>; <watplatt at us.ibm.com>
>> Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 11:27 PM
>> Subject: [Rd] AIX testers needed
>> > With much thanks to Ei-ji Nakama, R 2.5.0 alpha supports building
>> > on
>> > AIX
>> > (at least AIX 5.2 on one system).
>> > Would anyone able to test this please get the latest tarball from
>> > http://cran.r-project.org/src/base-prerelease/R-latest.tar.gz
>> > and try installing (after reading the AIX notes in R-admin.html
>> > section
>> > C.9).
>> > In particular it would be very helpful to know if
>> > 1) --enable-BLAS-shlib works (it is the default everywhere except
>> > AIX and
>> > Darwin)
>> > 2) if people succeed in installing GNU libiconv and building
>> > without
>> > needing --without-iconv.
>> > I am Cc:ing all the people I tracked down who reported attempted
>> > AIX
>> > installations in 2006 in the hope that they may still be
>> > interested.
>> > Please report success and any hints or problems in the R-devel
>> > list.
>> > --
>> > Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
>> > Professor of Applied Statistics,
>> > http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
>> > University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
>> > 1 South Parks Road, +44 1865 272866 (PA)
>> > Oxford OX1 3TG, UK Fax: +44 1865 272595
>> > ______________________________________________
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>> > https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-devel
>> R-devel at r-project.org mailing list
> EI-JI Nakama <nakama at ki.rim.or.jp>
> "\u4e2d\u9593\u6804\u6cbb" <nakama at ki.rim.or.jp>
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