[pymvpa] Never-ending searchlight

Yaroslav Halchenko debian at onerussian.com
Thu Jan 29 21:35:14 UTC 2015

On Thu, 29 Jan 2015, Christopher J Markiewicz wrote:

> At commit: 573883e099a598c127fc5076123ebe3906f2be82

$> git describe 573883e099a598c127fc5076123ebe3906f2be82

> Running into a weird issue where under one (of 120) combination of
> parameters, the searchlight hangs and never ends. On a 16 core machine,
> 16 cores will run for about 1.5-2 hours, and then one core will be at
> 100% until terminated (longest run was ~3 weeks, having forgotten about
> it over break).

might well be that SVM got stuck somehow?

what if you set nproc=1 (no parallelization), and 

debug.active += ["SLC", "SLC_"]

so you see what is going on atm -- where would it get stuck?

Yaroslav O. Halchenko, Ph.D.
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