[Ifeffit] Athena Freezing Desktop

Bruce Ravel bravel at bnl.gov
Mon Feb 15 14:45:38 CST 2010

On Monday 15 February 2010, 03:30:51 pm, David Ehle wrote:

> Can you think of anything that may have changed in recent versions of 
> Athena that may have aggravated the problem?  It seems like it's happening 
> more often now, and suddenly taking X with it every time.  Freezing X 
> makes this a much bigger problem than if we just crash Athena.

I cannot imagine what's causing this.  I wouldn't say that anything 
substantial has changed in Ifeffit+friends.

> In the short term, any advice on what is important hardware-wise for 
> running Athena would be greatly appreciated. If we can't find a fast 
> solution for Athena related X crashes we will need to set up a dedicated 
> system to run it so it doesn't take down our control stations.

That's not a horrible idea in any case.  You could compile up a ginormous 
version of Ifeffit, link Athena to it, and run into the memory problem much 
less often.


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