[Rd] RE: Gnuserv, NTEmacs, Windows 2000 and R

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk
14 Nov 2000 15:12:17 +0100

Prof Brian D Ripley <ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk> writes:

> On Tue, 14 Nov 2000, Martin Maechler wrote:
> > The following becomes more and more a topic for an R mailing list,
> > possibly R-devel.
> > 
> > R for Windows crashes are important and should be discussed and debugged
> > with the experts -- which are not reading ESS-help  AFAIK.
> Yes, but this one is not reproducible even on another W2K Athlon machine (I
> had access to one over the w/end).  There are known problems with Athlon
> motherboards and particular disks under W2K, for example, so I am not at
> all sure this is an R problem.  It's frustrating for Erich I know, but
> there is nothing I can see we can do to help.
> [...]

There are some intermittent problems on other platforms too, and
there's the off chance that this machine is tickling the bug in just
the right way to make it happen more frequently. So gathering
information on Erichs and Colins cases might still be worth it. Don't
hold your breath though...

We're not getting many clues to go by, anyway. Is there a stack trace
or does it just freeze, for instance? What are the symptoms of a

[Those Windows dumps are a pest, but if one gets really stubborn, they
make it possible to decipher where in the program the fault occurred.
This is done by disassembling the object files and using a memory map
of the binary. Not that I'm volunteering...]

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