[Rd] R CMD check seg fault in Linux

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk
19 Apr 2000 23:55:58 +0200

Paul Gilbert <pgilbert@bank-banque-canada.ca> writes:

> For some of my packages I am getting a segmentation fault in Linux when
> I use R CMD check. (Using R 1.0.1) The segmentation fault does not
> happen in Solaris and in some cases it does not happen in Linux if I set
> R_NSIZE and R_VSIZE much higher than I need in Solaris. Should I expect
> a segmentation fault if there is not enough memory for R CMD check, or
> are these unrelated?

It's certainly not the intention to give segfaults for that reason...

However, the same pattern could occur from PROTECT errors in your C
code, triggered by a garbage collection at just the wrong moment
(which could be different on different OSs). 

You should rerun the relevant testscript under "R -d gdb" and see
exactly where the segfault occurs.

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