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Re: GNU Parallel Bug Reports Problems with --memfree option

From: Andreas Bernauer
Subject: Re: GNU Parallel Bug Reports Problems with --memfree option
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 09:24:58 +0200
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What is the output of
perl -e 'print "$^O\n"'

Is the program 'free' installed on your machine?

Does using '0' work?
echo "1" | parallel --memfree 0 echo {}

memfree is implemented by parsing the output of 'free' -- maybe you have
to install it?


On 12/08/15 23:32, Jon Puritz wrote:
> Hi,
> I am using GNU parallel 20150622 on Scientific Linux 7.1 (Nitrogen) and
> am having trouble with the —memfree command.  Basically, no matter what
> value I put for the command, parallel will not start any processes.
>  Even the command:
> echo "1" | parallel --memfree 1 echo {}
> will never start.  The system I use has over 128 GB of RAM and there is
> several GB free.  
> Any thoughts?
> Thanks,
> Jon
> "The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words
> when one will do."
> -Thomas Jefferson

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