[R] memory management

Sam Steingold sds at gnu.org
Wed Feb 29 18:55:35 CET 2012

> * Milan Bouchet-Valat <anyvzvyna at pyho.se> [2012-02-29 18:18:50 +0100]:
> I think you're simply hitting a (terrible) OS limitation. Linux is
> very often not able to reclaim the memory R has used because it's
> fragmented.  The OS can only get the pages back if nothing is above
> them, and most of the time there is data after the object you
> remove. I'm not able to give you a more precise explanation, but
> that's apparently a known problem and that's hard to fix.

compacting garbage collector is our best friend!

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