[R] R killed on Solaris

Sean O'Riordain seanpor at acm.org
Wed Jan 14 14:21:20 CET 2004

Hi Ott,

could it be a per process "limit" or "ulimit"s set?

i don't have a solaris box here so i can't remember what the appropriate 
commands are...


Ott Toomet wrote:
> Hello,
> I am running a preliminary data-processing job on solaris.  Basically,
> the program reads a large number of ascii-lines (about 1M) by blocks
> (size 25000 lines), selects suitable observations (around 5000) and
> writes the results into a dataframe for latter processing.
> The problem is that when I run the job interactively (in emacs/ESS),
> everything works fine.  If I try to run it from shell using R CMD
> BATCH, R will be killed after around 100 000 lines.  Solaris says
> simply "killed" and thats it.  The total memory consumption seems not
> to be a problem, around 200M on a 4G machine.  
> Any suggestions?  Has anyone else seen something similar?
> Best wishes
> Ott
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> this is R 1.7.1, compiled as 32-bit appication, on 64bit sparc solaris
> 9 (sunos 5.9).
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