Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Nov 13 22:35:35 CET 2004
On Sat, 13 Nov 2004, Rob Steele wrote:
> Does R do its own swapping out to disk? I disabled Linux swapping and the
> system still gets stuck in Purgatory where there's little CPU activity but
> the disk goes like crazy. That's with R having almost the whole machine to
> itself and running a memory hungry compute only function.
> I've seen this behavior with other version numbers but I'm running R 2.0.0
> under Fedora Core 3. The system is a laptop with 1 Gig. RAM.
I don't see it on machines with 1 or 2Gb of RAM and 3-10Gb of swap.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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