[R] Thrashing?

Christian Schulz ozric at web.de
Sun Nov 14 09:29:31 CET 2004

IMHO it's dependend on your data size and the functions you use.
I'm getting same behaviour (suse9) when i use mysqlWriteTable and 
reshape with large datasets and a
upgrade from 512MB to 1GB works much more better -  but now i dream from 


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.
> Thanks!
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