[R-SIG-Mac] memory race

Mike Lawrence Mike.Lawrence at dal.ca
Mon Nov 15 00:20:28 CET 2010

In case it helps with diagnosis: I don't replicate this behaviour on
my system, running OSX 10.6.5 and R 2.11.1. I also updated to R 2.12.0
and still failed to replicate the reported behaviour.

On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 7:09 PM, steven mosher <moshersteven at gmail.com> wrote:
> I recently started getting what I can best describe as a memory "race"
> condition in my R
> ( OSX 10..5.8)
> It started a while back with R2.11, so I upgraded to 2.12 and have the same
> issue
> System Updates have been installed. Then  2.12 was installed. Updates for
> X11 installed.
> The phenomena appears like this. Starting R (64bit) from the R.app icon R
> launches and consumes
> roughly 50mb of memory. If I open a script and merely highlight text in that
> window the memory consumption
> runs up to 1.3Gb and the system grinds to a halt. I even lose window focus
> temporarily. After a few minutes
> the memory is released and I get cursor control back. Then it will race
> again,
> Running R from the terminal  R --vanilla did not exhibit these issues.
> Any ideas?
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