[R] memory

Paul Gilbert pgilbert at bank-banque-canada.ca
Thu May 17 20:09:47 CEST 2001

>I have not yet pushed these limits with Linux, either 2.2 or 2.4 kernel, but
>I'd be willing to bet that the 75% of physical memory is close to what you can
>get away with ...

In Linux 2.2   I routinely run problems in R (with X installed) that take 5 to 6
times physical memory. Sometimes there is thrashing, but not always. It depends on
the problem. I don't recall ever having a crash.

Paul Gilbert

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