[R] How to limit memory on a server

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Oct 3 15:42:55 CEST 2012

And your OS is?  See the footer and the 'at a minimum' information the 
posting guide asks for.

I think you are confusing 'memory' and 'RAM': the two concepts are distinct.

But R is not a special case, and you do it the same way as you do this 
for any other process, by your OS facilities.

On 03/10/2012 10:12, Hervy Cyril wrote:
> Hello,
> In our structure, users connect to a server (64GB of memory) where they launch R. How can I limit the amount of RAM that could use a user.
> The function memory.limit(size=...) can limit the amount of memory but I would like users can't change this option in R. Is it possible?
> Thank you.
> Cyril Hervy
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