[Rd] running R with users home dirs on a shared filesystems

Simon Urbanek @|mon@urb@nek @end|ng |rom R-project@org
Fri Dec 13 19:52:00 CET 2019

User home is not used by R directly, so it is really up to whatever package/code may be using user home. In our setup we have all machines using NFS mounted homes for years. From experience the only thing to watch for are packages that use their own cache directories in $HOME instead of tempdir() - it is technically against CRAN policies but we have seen it in the wild.


> On Dec 13, 2019, at 1:36 PM, lejeczek via R-devel <r-devel using r-project.org> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I want to ask devel for who knows better - having multiple
> nodes serving users home dirs off the same shared network
> filesystem : are there any precautions or must-dos &
> must-donts in order to assure healthy and efficient parallel
> Rs running simultaneously - and I don't mean obvious stuff,
> I'm rather asking about R's internals & environment.
> simple example: three nodes mount a NFS share and users on
> all three nodes run R simultaneously.
> many thanks, L.
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