[Pkg-octave-devel] Bug#706376: Bug#706376: octave: sparse matrix n*2^16
Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso
jordigh at octave.org
Mon Apr 29 13:10:34 UTC 2013
On 29 April 2013 06:25, Miroslaw Kwasniak <Miroslaw.Kwasniak at pwr.wroc.pl> wrote:
> it's something wrong whith sparse matrices A(n,n) when n is a multiple
> of 65536=2^16.
>
> Demonstration code ======================================
>
> for i=1:3;
> for n=i*2^16+(-1:1);
> A=spdiags(ones(n,1),0,n,n);
> t=trace(A);
> printf("n=%8d trace=%8d %s\n",n,t,["ERR";"ok"]((t==n)+1,:));
> endfor;
> endfor
>
> Results ======================================
>
> n= 65535 trace= 65535 ok
> n= 65536 trace= 0 ERR
> n= 65537 trace= 65537 ok
> n= 131071 trace= 131071 ok
> n= 131072 trace= 0 ERR
> n= 131073 trace= 131073 ok
> n= 196607 trace= 196607 ok
> n= 196608 trace= 0 ERR
> n= 196609 trace= 196609 ok
Confirmed. The problem is that the numel function is limited to
returning octave_idx_type, which ordinarily of size 2^32, and
certainly is so for Debian. This makes sense, since you can only index
that many elements in a matrix. You're hitting the indexing limit. To
get 64-bit indexing, you would need to recompile all of Octave's
Fortran dependencies with -fdefault-integer-8.
I'm not sure exactly what the bug is here. For instance, you can't
index your matrix A either, and this is checked for correctly:
A(end)
Perhaps the best thing to do would be to forbid creation of sparse
matrices where numel(A) > std::numeric_limits<int>::max().
Your matrix is simply too large to be indexed, and this breaks
assumptions elsewhere in our code.
- Jordi G. H.
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