[Numpy-discussion] advanced indexing bug with huge arrays?
sturla at molden.no
Tue Jan 24 00:32:14 EST 2012
Den 24.01.2012 06:00, skrev Sturla Molden:
> Both i and length could overflow here. It should overflow on
> allocation of more than 2 GB. There is also a lot of C longs in the
> internal state (line 55-105), as well as the other functions.
The use of C long affects all the C and Pyrex source code in mtrand
module, not just mtrand.pyx. All of it is fubar on Win64.
From the C standard, a C long is only quarranteed to be "at least 32
bits wide". Thus a C long can only be expected to index up to 2**31 -
1, and it is not a Windows specific problem.
So it seems there are hundreds of places in the mtrand module where
integers can overflow on 64-bit Python.
Also the crappy old Pyrex code should be updated to some more recent Cython.
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